Russia (Россия, Rossiya ), officially the Russian Federation (Российская Федерация, Rossiyskaya Federatsiya )
Russia is a federal semi-presidential republic, in northern Eurasia, comprising 83 federal subjects (provinces).
Russia shares borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea.
Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than a ninth of the Earth's land area with 17,075,400 sq km (6,592,800 sq miles).
It is the ninth most populous nation in the world with 142 million people.
Russia extends across the whole of northern Asia and 40% of Europe, spanning 11 time zones and since 2014, it has stayed on Standard Time (no clock changes).
Moscow Time (Russia Time Zone 2)
Russia is a vast country spanning 11 time zones: European Russia (including Moscow & St Petersburg) and Asiatic Russia (from the Urals to Siberia)
All Russian cities Time Zones are specified relative to Moscow Time.
The official language of Russia is Russian.