Russia is the common name of the Russian Federation, formerly known as the USSR, which is situated in both Europe and Asia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic and has a rich and varied history, having shed itself of its Communist form of government when it took on its new name in 1993 after a constitutional crisis and national referendum. It has both a president and a prime minister.
Australian Embassy, Russian Federation
Designed for a range of different clients including those seeking information on immigration, visas, business opportunities and consular information.
Empire That Was Russia
The Empire That Was Russia is an online photographic exhibit produced by the Library of Congress. Here, you can learn about Russia's transportation, ethnic diversity and architecture. The website also provides color photos that show Russia's history.
The State Hermitage Museum is a historical museum based in St. Petersburg, Russia. The website provides information on the museum's collections as well as a history of the hermitage itself. You can also book tickets to visit the museum through the website.
Russian source for science, medicine and technology news. Site is available in English and in Russian.
Sakha Open World
A cultural and information site dedicated to the people from the Republic of Sakha, the Yakutia, providing support for the people who live outside their cultural area. Readers can access information about the music, culture and literature from this culture, as well as a photo gallery and forum. The site is available in both English and Russian.
South African Embassy in Russia
Contains news, events, Consular services, a photo gallery and tourism. Also features science, technology, trade and investments.
The Moscow Times
Russian newspaper in the English language. Find a travel guide, stock market information, current issues, latest wires and more.