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What is the Russian Federation?

The official name of Russia is the Russian Federation, which is composed of 21 autonomous republics, 10 autonomous okrugs, 6 krays, 2 federal cities (Moscow and St. Petersburg), and 1 autonomous oblast (Yevreyskaya).

The Russian Federation was the largest successor state of the Soviet Union and inherited 76% of the U.S.S.R.'s land.


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