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Russia, officially the Russian Federation, is a country in Eurasia. Russia is the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. Close to 80% of the population live in the western, European part of the country. Russia's capital Moscow is one of the largest cities in the world; other major cities include Saint Petersburg and Novosibirsk.Extending across the entirety of Northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans eleven time zones, incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms, and shares 14 land borders.
The Russian ruble or rouble is the currency of the Russian Federation. The ruble was the first ever currency to be subdivided! The ruble is subdivided into 100 kopeks. In 1992 the Soviet ruble was replaced with the Russian ruble at the rate 1 SUR = 1 RUR, and In 1998 after the financial crisis, the Russian ruble was redenominated with the new currency code RUB, and was exchanged at the rate of 1 RUB = 1,000 RUR.
Top Tip: Watch out for the icicles! The icicles hanging from the gutters in Moscow in winter are so gigantic, that the pavements below are cordoned off. They'd be fatal if they were to fall on your head!
The Ruble is the official currency of Russia. The ISO 4127 currency code for the Russian Ruble is RUB.