Russia is the largest country in the world. The Capital is Moscow with a population of 12 million. Other large cities include Saint Petersburg (5m pop), Novosobirsk (1.6m pop), Yekaterinburg (1.4m), Nizhny Novgorod (1.2m pop), Kazan (1.2m pop), Chelyabinsk (1.2m pop), Omsk (1.2m pop), Samara (1.2m pop) and Ufa (1.1m pop). Population of 146 million.
The International dialling code is +7
The Russian flag consists of three equal horizontal bands of colour, white on top with blue below it and red at the bottom.
Moscow time is UTC + 3 hours
Yekaterinburg it UTC+6 hours
Omsk is UTC +7 hours
Krasnoyark is UTC+8 hours
Irkutsk is UTC + 9 hours
Yakastuk is UTC+10
Valdivostok is UTC + 11 hours
Magadan is UTC + 12 hours
There is no adjustment for Daylight Savings Time (DST) in the summer.
There are 27 times zones in Russia from UTC+2 to UTC+12