Expatriation and Immigration in Russia

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Capital: Moscow


Total Population: 141,850,000
Annual Growth Rate: -0.1%
Density: 9 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 72.9%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Moscow (13,500,000); Saint-Petersburg (4,750,000); Novosibirsk (1,500,000); Jekaterinburg (1,500,000); Niznij Novgorod (1,700,000).
Ethnic Origins:
Russians (81.6%), Tatars (3.8 %), Ukrainians (3 %), Chuvashes (1.2 %), Bashkirs (0.9 %), others (9.5%).
Official Language: Russian
Other Languages Spoken: More than 150 languages are spoken in the Russian Federation and some of them are the official language in a part of the country.
Business Language(s): English is more and more widespread.
Managers often understand English better than they speak it. You must be prepared to conduct negotiations in Russian.
Religion: 87% of Russians are believers. Orthodox 87%, Muslims 10%, Catholics 1,2%, Buddhists 0,7%.
Literacy Rate: 99.4%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Moscow, Kazan, Saint Petersburg
It is %T:%M %A In Iekaterinbourg, Perm, Chelyabinsk
It is %T:%M %A In Novosibirsk, Omsk
It is %T:%M %A In Vladivostok, Khabarovsk

Exchange Rate on

: National Currency:
Russian Rouble (RUB)

Country Overview

Area: 17,098,240 km²
Type of State: Federal republic based on parliamentary democracy. Presidential government.
Type of Economy: Upper-middle-income economy, Transition country, Emerging Financial Market, G8 member.
The largest country in the world; leading producer and exporter of natural gas in the world, and second largest producer and exporter of petroleum in the world; poverty affects 16% of the population
HDI*: 0.719/1
HDI (World Rank): 65/169

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Russia, Dial 810
To Make a Call to Russia, Dial +7
Internet Suffix: .ru
Computers: 13.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 31.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 21.1 per 100 Inhabitants

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Imports of Goods (million USD) 164,281 223,486 291,861 191,803 248,397
Exports of Goods (million USD) 303,551 354,403 471,606 303,388 400,018
Imports of Services (million USD) 43,679 56,768 73,616 59,241 69,879
Exports of Services (million USD) 30,866 38,960 50,527 41,068 43,702

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization


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