Federal subjects of Russia
The Republic of Bashkortostan, also historically known as Bashkiria, is located between the Volga River and the Ural Mountains. Its capital is the city of Ufa. Bashkortostan is the most populous republic in Russia.
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The Republic of Buryatia is located in the south-central region of Siberia along the eastern shore of Lake Baikal. Its capital is the city of Ulan-Ude. This song was transcripted by A.S.M.
The Republic of Ingushetia is located in the North Caucasus region. At 3,000 square km, in terms of area, this republic is the smallest of Russia's federal subjects except for the federal cities.
The Republic of Kalmykia is the only region in Europe where Buddhism is the most-practised religion, with Buddhists constituting a plurality of the population. Elista, the capital of the republic, has gained an international reputation for international chess competitions.
The Karachay-Cherkess Republic is geographically located in the North Caucasus region of Southern Russia. Mountains cover 80% of the republic's territory; Mount Elbrus, which at 5,642 meters is the highest mountain in Europe, is located on the republic's border with Kabardino-Balkaria.
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The Republic of Karelia is located in the northwest of Russia. From 1940 to 1956, it was known as the Karelo-Finnish Soviet Socialist Republic.
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Vladikavkaz (lit. ruler of the Caucasus), is the capital city of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania. It is located in the southeast of the republic at the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains, situated on the Terek River.
Astrakhan Oblast is located in southern Russia. Its southern border is the Caspian Sea, eastern is Kazakhstan, northern is Volgograd Oblast, and western is Kalmykia. Astrakhan region is the homeland of the Buzhans, one of several Slavic tribes from which modern Russians evolved.
Vologda Oblast borders with Arkhangelsk Oblast in the north, Kirov Oblast in the east, Kostroma Oblast in the southeast, Yaroslavl Oblast in the south, Tver and Novgorod Oblasts in the southwest, Leningrad Oblast in the west, and the Republic of Karelia in the northwest.
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Ivanovo is a city and the administrative center of Ivanovo Oblast. Ivanovo has traditionally been called the textile capital of Russia. Since most textile workers are women, it has also been known as the "city of brides".
The city of Kirov is the administrative center of Kirov Oblast, Russia, located on the Vyatka River. It was previously known as Khlynov (until 1780) and Vyatka (until 1934).
Saratov is the administrative center of Saratov Oblast and a major port on the Volga River located upstream (north) of Volgograd.
Sverdlovsk Oblast is located in the Ural Federal District. Its administrative center is the city of Yekaterinburg, formerly known as Sverdlovsk.
Tambov Oblast is situated in forest steppe. It borders on the Ryazan, Penza, Saratov, Voronezh and Lipetsk Oblasts.
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Saint Petersburg, formerly and still commonly known as Leningrad, is a federal city in Russia. It is situated on the Neva River, at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. It is Russia's second-largest city and the fourth-most populous city in Europe.
Vladivostok, literally 'Ruler of the East', is the administrative center of Primorsky Krai.
The city is the home port of the Russian Pacific Fleet and is the largest Russian port on the Pacific coast. It is located not far from Russia's borders with China and North Korea.
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