Welcome to Russia! The land of diverse nature and extremities. Spanning more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited area, Russia makes the largest country in the world. Comprising a wide range of terrains and divided into eleven time zones, the country extends across Eastern Europe and northern Asia. The country shares its borders with 14 nations including Norway, Finland, Poland, China and North Korea and maritime borders with Japan and the US state of Alaska. Rich in natural landscapes and enormous tracts of land, the country is home to the largest freshwater lake in the world.