The Arctic Ocean spans the entire northern border of Russia. While the western and southern borders of Russia are shared with other countries, the eastern border faces onto the Pacific Ocean.
There are five main oceans on Earth: the Arctic, Pacific, Atlantic, Southern and Indian. Each ocean is a massive body of salt water, and together they combine to cover over 70 percent of the planet's surface. Due to the immense volume, very little of the ocean has actually been explored. Of the five oceans, the Pacific is the largest by a significant margin, while the Arctic Ocean is the smallest.Learn More
At its narrowest point, the gap between Russia and the mainland of Alaska is 55 miles wide. However, if including the Russian-owned island of Big Diomede and the American-owned island Little Diomede, Alaska and Russia come as close as 2 1/2 miles to one another.Full Answer >
From east to west, Russia is 5,592 miles wide. The country has a total land mass of almost 6,600,000 square miles and spans two continents, Europe and Asia. It is the largest country in the world in terms of land area.Full Answer >
Moscow is the heart of Russia, the seat of its government and its capital city. Moscow has more than 10 million residents and is a global business leader.Full Answer >
There are numerous mountain ranges in Russia, including the Urals, the Caucasus, the Altai, the Sayan, the Kolyma, the Koryak, the Stanovoy, the Verkhoyansk and Yablonovy Mountains. Because the country has numerous mountains ranges, many of which have their own sub-ranges, citing a specific number is not possible. While Russia is frequently described as having nine main mountain ranges, which ranges are included in that set varies from source to source.Full Answer >