( CNN) Here's some history details concerningRussia The Russian Federation is the biggest nation on the planet, covering greater than one 9th of the planet's acreage.

About Russia:
( from the CIA World Factbook)
Area: 17 million sq kilometres( 1.8 times the dimension of the United States.)

Population: 142,423, 773( July 2015 est.)

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