Which country is the largest in the world? - RUSSIA!
Germany alone would fit 48 times into it.
Or the complete continent of Australia + the largest country of South America, Brazil could be put into it together.
Reform chaos and mass poverty dominated the image of Russia in the 90s after the collapse of the Soviet Union. But since the beginning of the 2000s a contiuned improvement of the lives of Russians and a strong economic growth have been registered. Oil & gas are the most important pillars of the Russian economy.
In the field of tourism, the biggest constraints are visa requirement, high prices and communication problems. But for all of those who take a chance on mother Russia will be excited.
Population: 142 million (2010)
Language: Russian; further 27 official languages, dependant on the region.
Religion: Christianity (Russian-Orthodox) 80 %, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism (over 90 %)
Land area: 17.098.200 km² (world's largest country)
GDP: ca. $ 1231 billion US Dollar (2009)
Economic growth: (minus) - 7.9 % (2009)
Tourist arrivals annualy: 21,3 million (2009), mostly: Ukrainians, Poles, Finns, Chinese, Estonians, Germans, US-Americans
American arrivals 2009: 0.3 million (1.5 % share)
British arrivals 2009: 0.3 million ( 1.5 % share)
German arrivals 2009: 0.6 million ( 3% share)
Best time to travel: May till September