General information


According to the data provided by the Federal State Statistics Service, the population of Russia in 2014 was 143,6 million people. In terms of the population, the Russian Federation occupies the 9th place in the world. 1,97% of the world's population live in Russia.

The majority of the population is concentrated in the European part of the country. 74% percent of the population lives in urban areas, 26% - in rural areas.

Russia is a multiethnic state. Over 160 nationalities live on its territory, the largest (77,45% of the population) being Russians. Russian is the official State language.

Orthodox Christianity is the predominant religion. Islamic, Catholic, Buddhist and other confessions are less widespread.