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Russia (orthographic projection)With over 17 million square kilometers, the Russian Federation is the largest country on earth. (Canada, the second largest country, has just under 10 million square kilometers.)

The Russian Empire of the 18th century was the third largest in history. Russia was the main member of the USSR (Soviet Union) until its collapse in 1991. Russia has an extremely strong history of excellence in arts and the sciences.

Is Russia in Europe or Asia? Both. Sort of. Most of its landmass is east of the Ural mountains, which would be considered Northern Asia. But most of its population, and capital city Moscow, are in Europe. And culturally, Russia is European rather than Asian.

Russia on Wikipedia

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Russia 10-RUBLES (Y308)

Siberian Tiger

Russia 10-RUBLES (Y309)

Central Asian Cobra

Russia 50-RUBLES (Y330)

Himilayan Brown Bear

Russia 50-RUBLES (Y331)

Turkmenistan Eyelid Gecko

Russia 50-RUBLES (Y332)

Caucasian Grouse

Russia 50-RUBLES (Y333)

Oriental Stork

Russia 50-RUBLES (Y334)

Harbour Porpoise

Russia 50-RUBLES (Y367)

Sandy Mole Rat

Russia 1-KOPEK (Y600)

Horse (and dragon)

Russia 5-KOPEKS (Y601)

Horse (and dragon)

Russia 10-KOPEKS (Y602a)

Horse (and dragon)

Russia 50-KOPEKS (Y603)

Horse (and dragon)

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