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Russia lies in the eastern part of Europe and the northern part of Asia. The vast territory of Russia is washed by the Arctic, the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans. Russia borders on Mongolia, China, Finland and other countries. Russia is rich in deposits of minerals. Mineral resources of Russia include oil, gas, coal, iron, gold and many others. The form of Russian government is a presidential republic. Russia, the largest country in the world, has total area of about 17 million square kilometers and stretches from the Baltic Sea to the Pacific Ocean, and from the Arctic Ocean to the Black Sea. It is bordered by Norway, Finland, Mongolia, China the former republics of the USSR. The Volga, the country's most important river, flows into the Caspian Sea. Among the longest mountain chains of Russia are the Urals, separating Europe from Asia. Russia is a highly-industrialized agrarian country with vast mineral resources. Three-quarters of the republic's mineral wealth is concentrated is Siberia and includes oil, natural gas, coal, gold and other non-ferrous metals. The population is engaged in agriculture, production of grain, meat and dairy products. The judicial power in the country belongs to the Federal Assembly.

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