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Russia, satellite image. North is at top. Natural colour satellite image showing Russia, with the surrounding territories shaded out. The Russian Federation is a country in northern Eurasia and the largest country in the world. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares borders with: Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both via Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea. Image compiled from data acquired by the LANDSAT 5 and 7 satellites, in 2000.
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