Alternative History
Russian Federation
Российская Федерация
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OTL equivalent: Russia.
Flag Coat of Arms
Flag Coat of Arms
Location of Russia
Location of Russia
Capital Moscow
Other cities Novosibirsk, Saint Petersburg
  others Tatar, Ukrainian
Eastern Orthodoxy
  others Buddhism, Sunni Islam
Demonym Russian
Government Federal semi-presidential constitutional republic
  legislature Federal Assembly
President Vladimir Putin
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev
Area 17,098,242 km²
Population 143,700,000 
Established December 25, 1991
Currency Ruble (RUB)
Calling Code +7
Internet TLD .ru, .рф
Organizations CIS, UN

The Russian Federation (Russia: Российская Федерация, Rossiyskaya Fyedyeratsiya), colloquially known as Russia (Россия, Rossiya), is a sovereign state located in northern Eurasia. Russia is the largest nation by area, stretching from the Baltic Sea to the Pacific Ocean, and from the Caspian Sea to the Arctic Ocean. The modern day state of Russia gained independence in 1991 following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Prior to that, the Russian Empire ruled the territory.

The Russian Empire established a colonial empire in Antarctica during the 19th century. The modern day nations of Bellinsgauzenia, New Devon, Ognia, and the Ross Dependency were once part of (or had parts within) Russian Antarctica.
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