Capital: Moscow

Population: 143,420,309

Language: Russian, various regional dialects

Predominant Religions: Russian Orthodox, Muslim

Time Zone: Russia spans 11 time zones from GMT+2 to GMT+12. Moscow Standard Time is 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time, and 8 hours ahead of US Eastern Standard Time.

Voltage Requirements: 220 Volts

Phone Code: 7, country code; 095, Moscow city code; 812, St. Petersburg city code