Russia: Overview                                                       


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Capital
Moscow

Government
Federation

Population
142,355,415 (2016)

Ethnic Groups

  • Russian 77.7%
  • Tatar 3.7%
  • Ukrainian 1.4%
  • Bashkir 1.1%
  • Chuvash 1%
  • Chechen 1%
  • Other 10.2%
  • Unspecified 3.9%

Religion

  • Russian Orthodox 15-20%
  • Muslim 10-15%
  • Other Christian 2% (2006)

Note: Estimates are of practicing worshipers. Russia has large populations of non-practicing believers and non-believers—a legacy of over seven decades of Soviet rule.

Language

  • Russian (official) 85.7%
  • Tatar 3.2%
  • Chechen 1%
  • Other 10.1%