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Russia

Russia is a large transcontinental country which spans over Eastern Europe and Northern Asia.

Russia is a country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. At over 6.6 million miles in area, it is the largest country in the world.

The total length of Russia's borders is nearly 38,000 miles (of which over 24,000 are maritime borders). Russia's maritime borders are located to the North and East of the country, and its land borders in the South and West. The country has land borders with countries including Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, Ukraine, Finland, and Belarus; and maritime borders with Japan and the United States.

Despite the fact that Russia is the largest country in the world in terms of area, the climatic and soil conditions in most of its territory do not favor agriculture. Due to its vast area, Russia is a country of natural contrasts: the average temperatures of the warmest month range from 33.8°F in the polar regions to 77°F in the Caspian Lowland, and the coldest month from 43°F on the Black Sea coast to -58°C in northeastern Siberia.

Timeline

February 24, 2022
Russia begins invasion of Ukraine.
February 2, 2021
Russia's coronavirus vaccine, called Sputnik V, is 91.6% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19, according to a peer-reviewed analysis published Tuesday.

An interim analysis of phase 3 trials published in The Lancet on Tuesday suggests that Sputnik V is 91.6% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19.

The peer-reviewed analysis published Tuesday, however, was based on a group of nearly 15,000 people who received the Sputnik V doses.

2019
Russia spent $2 billion on developing and setting up production of the Superjet.
January 2019
The Russian government announces that it had seized whales intended for sale to water parks .

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March 23, 2017

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By ZEKE MILLER and DARIA LITVINOVA
December 7, 2021
AP NEWS
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Russia's military buildup on the border with Ukraine will be the top focus of talks between President Joe Biden and Russia's Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, but there are plenty of other thorny issues on the table as well, including cyberattacks, human rights, and US-Russian relations that a Kremlin spokesman says are overall in "a rather dire state."
By ZEKE MILLER and DARIA LITVINOVA
December 6, 2021
AP NEWS
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Russia's military buildup on the border with Ukraine will be the top focus of talks between President Joe Biden and Russia's Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, but there are plenty of other thorny issues on the table as well, including cyberattacks, human rights, and US-Russian relations that a Kremlin spokesman says are overall in "a rather dire state."
By JILL LAWLESS
November 30, 2021
AP NEWS
LONDON (AP) -- China, which is increasingly flexing its muscles around the world, is one of the biggest threats to Britain and its allies, and a "miscalculation" by Beijing could lead to war, the head of the U.K.'s foreign intelligence agency said Tuesday.
By RAF CASERT and CALVIN WOODWARD
November 27, 2021
AP NEWS
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is racing to contain a new coronavirus variant potentially more dangerous than the one that has fueled relentless waves of infection on nearly every continent.
November 16, 2021
AP NEWS
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian officials on Tuesday rejected accusations that they endangered astronauts aboard the International Space Station by conducting a weapons test that created more than 1,500 pieces of space junk.
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