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Geographical position

Geographical position

Russian territory spreads on 1/3 of Eurasia continent covering more than 17 mln square km and neighboring 18 countries - more than any other country on the planet. Vivid illustration to this statistical data is the fact that the Sun always shines over Russia. When it's evening in Kalinigrad and Saint-Petersburg, the new day begins on the other side of the country, in Vladivostok and Petropavlovsk. It will take almost a week to get from Moscow to Vladivostok by train or 10 hours by air flight.Russian territory spreads on 1/3 of Eurasia continent covering more than 17 mln square km and neighboring 18 countries - more than any other country on the planet. Vivid illustration to this statistical data is the fact that the Sun always shines over Russia. When it's evening in Kalinigrad and Saint-Petersburg, the new day begins on the other side of the country, in Vladivostok and Petropavlovsk. It will take almost a week to get from Moscow to Vladivostok by train or 10 hours by air flight. 

 As with its topography, Russia's climates, vegetation, and soils span vast distances. The country contains 23 UNESCO World Heritage sites, 40 UNESCO Biosphere reserves, 40 National parks and 101 nature reserves. Russian Lake Baykal is the deepest lake in the world and also the largest reservoir of the fresh water on the planet. The longest river in Europe is Russian river Volga, the highest mountain of Europe – Elbrus. There are more than 120 thousand rivers and 2 mln lakes in Russia. Russia has the world’s largest forest reserves known as the “lungs of Europe”, second only to Amazon rainforest in the amount of carbon dioxide it absorbs. Russian forests provide a huge amount of oxygen not just for Europe but for the whole world.



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