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Quick Facts - Russia

Capital: Moscow
Political system: Federal semi-presidential republic
Year of membership to the Council of Europe: 28 February 1996
Population: 144 495 044 (2017)     
Population density: 8.82 inhabitants/km²
Official language(s): Russian for the Russian Federation, respective languages for the Republics of the Federation
Non-nationals of total population: 19.1 % (2010)

Funding (2006)

Culture as share of total central government spending: 2.21 %     
Government expenditure on culture: 5 528 894 778 Euro     
Government expenditure on culture per capita: 31.00 Euro     
Share of spending on culture by central government: 29.27 %     


Share of cultural workers in total employment: N/A
Share of self-empoyed in cultural employment: N/A
Share of self-empoyed in total employment: N/A

Markets (2012)

CUPIX: Cultural goods: 63 %     
CUPIX: Public cultural services: 151 %     
Annual exp. per capita for recreation and culture: 377 USD (37 %     )


Cinema admissions per capita/year: 1.4 times (2018)
Internet penetration rate: 43.0 % (2012)     

Ratification of Key Cultural Conventions

European Cultural Convention (1955): 21/2/1991  
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (1992): Signed 10/5/2001. Not yet ratified
European Convention for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (2001): Not yet signed
UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005): Ratification process not yet completed

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