Russia has the largest population in Europe, with 142 million people in 2010, that’s about half as many people as in the United States.
Covering more than a ninth of the Earth’s land area, Russia is the largest country in the world, with 10,610,162 square miles of land area.
Russia also has the world’s largest reserves of mineral and energy resources, and is the world’s largest energy superpower.
The next largest countries, in order, are Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, and Ukraine.
Agriculture is big business in Europe, where more than half the land is used for farming.
Wheat is the biggest crop.