Russia Political Map
Russia Country Information:
Russia is located in northern Asia. Russia is bordered by the Arctic Ocean; Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Lithuania, Mongolia, and Poland to the south; Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, and Ukraine to the west; and Norway and Finland to the north.
Russia Bordering Countries:
Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Norway, Poland, Ukraine
Aldan, Angarsk, Apatity, Astrakhan, Balagansk, Baley, Barnaul, Bratsk, Chelyabinsk, Cherskiy, Chita, Irkutsk, Kazan', Klyuchi, Kolpashevo, Kostroma, Kozhva, Krasnoyarsk, Kurgan, Kyzyl, Mogocha, Moskva (Moscow), Nadym, Nizhniy Novgorod, Novorossiysk, Novosibirsk, Okha, Omsk, Orenburg, Oufa, Penza, Perm, Petrozavodsk, Pevek, Ryazan, Salekhard, Samara, Sankt-Peterburg, Serov, Smolensk, Sokol, St. Petersburg, Stavropol, Strezhevoy, Surgut, Tambov, Tara, Tarko-Sale, Tiksi, Tomsk, Tulun, Ulan Ude, Ust'-Kamchatsk, Ust'Kut, Vladivostok, Vologda, Volograd (Stalingrad), Vorkuta, Yagodnoye, Yaroslavl, Yekaterinburg, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and Zeya.
Aldan River, Anadyr River, Angara River, Arctic Ocean, Barents Sea, Bearing Sea, Beloye More (White Sea), Black Sea, Caspain Sea, Cheta River, Chukchi Sea, Culym River, Cuna River, East Siberian Sea, Greenland Sea, Indigirka River, Irtys River, Jana River, Jenisej River, Kama River, Kamskoye Vadkhr, Kara Sea, Khrebet Cherskogo, Kolyma River, Kotu River, Laptev Sea, Lena River, Marcha River, Norwegian Sea, Ob' River, Obskaya Guba (Gulf of Ob), Oka River, Omolon River, Onezhskaye Ozero, Ozero Baykal, Pecora River, Ryinskoye Vadkhr, Sea of Okhotsk, Taz River, Ural River, Verkhoyanskiy Khrebet and Volga River.
Russia Natural Resources:
Russia has an extensive amount of natural resources. These resources include major fossil fuel deposits of oil, natural gas and coal. The country also has timber and many strategic minerals.
Russia Natural Hazards:
Russia has numerous natural hazards. These include volcanoes and earthquakes on the Kamchatka Peninsula, and volcanic activity in the Kuril Islands. In addition, there are spring floods and summer/autumn forest fires throughout Siberia and in parts of European Russia. Permafrost is a major obstacle to the development of most areas of Siberia.
Russia Environmental Issues:
Russia has numerous environmental issues. Issues concerning the land and water include: deforestation; soil erosion; contaminated soil from improper application of agricultural chemicals; stocks of outdated pesticides, which have been abandoned; scattered areas of radioactive contamination (sometimes intense); lack of urban solid waste management; groundwater contamination from toxic waste; pollution of the inland waterways and seacoasts, due to agricultural, municipal, and industrial effluents. The country also has air pollution from heavy industry, the emissions of coal-fired electric plants, and transportation in major cities.