How Many Time Zones Does Russia Have and How Much of the World’s Fresh Water Is In Russia?

Russia spreads out over such a large area that it covers 11 time zones.

The Continental United States, in comparison, has 4 time zones.

Russia extends across the whole of northern Asia and 40% of Europe, and has a wide range of climates and landscapes.

It has the largest forest reserves in the world and its lakes contain about one-quarter of the world’s fresh water.

Throughout Russia there are only two distinct seasons, winter and summer.

A wide range of temperatures is typical, and spring and autumn is characterized by brief periods of change between extremely low and extremely high temperatures.