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    Geography of Russia
    Area: 17 million sq. km. (6.5 million sq. mi.); about 1.8 times the size of the United States.
    Cities: Capital--Moscow (pop. 8.3 million). Other cities--St. Petersburg (4.6 million), Novosibirsk (1.4 million), Nizhniy Novgorod (1.3 million).
    Terrain: Broad plain with low hills west of Urals; vast coniferous forest and tundra in Siberia; uplands and mountains (Caucasus range) along southern borders.
    Climate: Northern continental, from subarctic to subtropical.