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The Russian Federation (17,075,200 sq km; estimated population 143,782,338) is situated partly within Europe and the area east of the Ural Mountains is included in Northern Asia. Once the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), Russia has been an independent country since the dissolution of the union in December 1991. The Russian Federation consists of a great number of different federal subjects, making a total of 89 constituent components. There are 49 regions, 21 republics, 10 autonomous districts (okrugs), 6 territories (krais), 2 federal cities (Moscow and St Petersburg) and 1 autonomous region. Recently, 7 extensive federal districts (four in Europe, three in Asia) have been added as a new layer between the above subdivisions and the national level.