Russia and Eastern Europe

Russia and the Former Soviet States

How big is Russia

With 6.6 million square miles (17 million square kilometers) and 145 million people, Russia is Europe’s largest country and also its most populous. Additionally, Russia is the largest country in the world and the world’s sixth-most populous. Within Europe, the second largest country is the Ukraine, with 233,100 square miles (603,729 square kilometers), and the second-most populous country is Germany, with 82 million people.


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