For current information see CIA World Factbook. Area: ca. 8,649,500 sq. mi. Est. 1922 by union of the Russ. Soviet Federated Socialist Rep. (see Russia, 7) and other soviet reps. Languages: Slavic (Russ., Ukrainian, Byelorussian, Polish), Altaic (Turkish, etc.), other Indo-European, Uralian, Caucasian. Religions: Russ. Orthodox 18%, Moslems 9%, other Orthodox, Prots., Jews, Buddhists. See also Armenia; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania.
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