Domain registration Russia
The official domain extension for Russia is .RU.
Registering this domain extension is definitely a strategic move for those companies with interests in Russia or that are looking to protect their trademark within the country.
Russia, officially the Russian Federation is a federal presidential republic located between Eastern Europe and Asia. It sits on the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Baltic Sea to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east. It has a number of land borders: Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, Lithuania and Poland to the west; Ukraine to the south west; Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea to the south. Also to the south is the Caspian Sea. The Ural Mountains form a north-south range that divides Europe, to the west, and Asia, to the east. It is divided into 8 federal districts, which are subdivided into 83 subjects.
Russia, with a total surface area of 17,075,400 km², is the largest country in the world. A large part of the landscape is flat, or with low-lying hills, such as the East European Plain and the West Siberian Plain, separated by the Ural Mountains, which run from north to south for around 2000 km. High mountain peaks are found only in the southern Caucasus range. The Siberian region is characterised by a vast highland plateau, stretching for around four million square kilometres, and by high mountains to the east, including the Kamchatka Peninsula, which has volcanic peaks reaching up to 4,750 m. The coastlines are generally low-lying and stretch for thousands of kilometres.
Russia‘s capital, Moscow, is located in the west of the country, on the banks of the River Moskva; it is one of the biggest and most populated cities in Europe, as well as being an important centre of industry and culture.
The population numbers over 143,000,000, according to 2012 estimates, and is made up of around 160 different ethnic groups; the majority is Russian, with significant Tatar, Ukrainian, Bashkir, Chechen and Armenian minorities. The nation-wide official language is Russian and the local currency is the Ruble.
The economy only began to experience slow growth in 1999, having entered the free market at the time of the dissolution of the Soviet Empire in 1991. The main resources are an advanced agricultural industry (cereals), livestock farming, fishing and timber; the country is also home to abundant mineral and energy reserves (coal, oil, uranium), which have allowed a rapid growth in manufacturing industries (metallurgic, iron and steel, mining, mechanics and textiles).