Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It is the largest country in the world by area, spanning more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, stretching eleven time zones, and bordering 16 sovereign nations. The territory of Russia extends from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea and the Caucasus in the south. Its capital is Moscow.
- Katya Petrokovich (deceased in 2013)