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RUSSIA - Russian Federation, Rossiyskaya Federatsiya

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LANGUAGE FACTS:

National or official language: Russian
Other spoken languages: • multiple local languages
Literacy: Definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.6%
male: 99.7%
female: 99.5% (2003 est.)

THE PEOPLE:

Population: 143,782,338 (July 2004 est.)
Structure: 0-14 years: 15% (male 11,064,109; female 10,518,595)
15-64 years: 71.3% (male 49,534,076; female 52,958,107)
65 years and over: 13.7% (male 6,177,580; female 13,529,871) (2004 est.)
Ethnic groups: Russian 81.5%, Tatar 3.8%, Ukrainian 3%, Chuvash 1.2%, Bashkir 0.9%, Belarusian 0.8%, Moldavian 0.7%, other 8.1% (1989)
Religions: Russian Orthodox, Muslim, other

ECONOMICS:

Russian ruble (RUR)

Major exports 2002 % of total Major imports 2002 % of total
Oil, fuel & gas
51.6 Machinery & equipment 25.8
Metals 12.8 Food & agricultural raw materials 14.8
Machinery & equipment 7.9 Chemicals 12.1
Chemicals 6.2 Metals 4.8
Leading markets 2002 % of total Leading suppliers 2002 % of total
Germany 8.2 Germany 12.9
Italy 6.1 Belarus 6.4
Netherlands 5.8 Ukraine 5.9
China 6.1 US 4.1


GDP (US$ bn; market exchange rate) 432.9
Real GDP growth 6.7
GDP (US$ bn; PPP) 1,198 Real domestic demand growth 7.1
GDP per head (US$; market exchange rate) 2,992 Inflation 29.1
GDP per head (US$; purchasing power parity) 8,285 FDI inflows/GDP 1.2

THE COUNTRY

Government type: federation
Capital: Moscow
Independence: 24 August 1991 (from Soviet Union)
National holiday: Russia Day, 12 June (1990)
Legal system: based on civil law system; judicial review of legislative acts
Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

For more information visit:

Ethnologue - Language background on RUSSIA
Country trivias - RUSSIA
Economics - RUSSIA

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