Russia (Russian: Росси́я, tr. Rossiya), officially the Russian Federation (Russian: Росси́йская Федера́ция, tr. Rossiyskaya Federatsiya), is a country in Eurasia. At 17,125,200 square kilometers, Russia is the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with over 144 million people as of December 2017, excluding Crimea. About 77% 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, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod.
Measures of Freedom
2014: 6.39, Rank: 115, Personal Freedom: 6.13, Economic Freedom: 6.66, Democracy Index: 3.36
2014: 6.66, Rank: 102
2016: Status: Not Free, Aggregate Score: 22, Political Rights: 6, Civil Liberties: 6
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