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.
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.
A brief history of Russia in 50 minutes.
March 23, 2017
- CountryCountry is a distinct region in geography—a broad term that can include political divisions or regions associated with distinct political characteristics.
- EuropeContinent in earth's northern hemisphere
- Commonwealth of Independent StatesRegional organisation whose participating countries are former soviet republics
- Vladimir PutinVladimir Putin is the president of the country of Russia, a politician, and a former Soviet Union intelligence agent. He has served as president of Russia intermittently since 2000, and he has served consecutive terms since 2012.
- UkraineUkraine is a country in Eastern Europe.
- Nuclear fissionNuclear fission is a nuclear reaction or a radioactive decay process in which the nucleus of an atom splits into smaller parts.