The transcontinental country of Russia lies along Eastern Europe and North Asia. Covering more than one-eighth of the land on the planet, it is the largest country in the world, yet with a population of approximately 147 million Russia is just the ninth most populated country on Earth. Despite its vast territory, the majority of its citizens, around 77%, live in the western part of Russia.
A continental climate dominates the territory of Russia, featuring hot summers and very cold winters. Yet most of northern Russia features an arctic climate.
Visit in the warmer months between July and September for prime hiking conditions.
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