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Location: Northern Asia (that part west of the Urals is sometimes included with Europe), bordering the Arctic Ocean, between Europe and the North Pacific Ocean
Population: 149.9 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Moscow
Comparative area: Slightly more than 1.8 times the size of the United States; Russia is the largest country in the world in terms of area
Religions: Russian Orthodox, Muslim, other
Landscape: Broad plain with low hills west of Ural Mountains; vast coniferous forest and tundra in Siberia; uplands and mountains along southern border regions
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1993

Source: Knight-Ridder/Tribune

News

Friday, Feb. 20: Russia Completes Sweep of Women's Cross-Country
Monday, Feb. 16: Russian Couple Repeats as Ice Dancing Champs
Monday, Feb. 16: Russians Win Women's Cross-Country Relay
Sunday, Feb. 15: Russia's Kulik Wins Gold
Sunday, Feb. 15: Koukleva Wins Women's 7.5-K Biathlon
Thursday, Feb. 12: Lazutina Wins Second Gold Medal
Tuesday, Feb. 10: Russian Skaters Win Olympic Pairs
Tuesday, Feb. 10: Russian Wins 5K for Second Medal of Games
Sunday, Feb. 8: Russian Skier Wins First Gold of Games

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