it is like canada there are very few truly livable areas most is freezing cold for six months of the year but they do have unlimited resourses
90 per cent of your population lives within 50 miles of the us border and not by accident they are the warmest cities in canada although i will admit there is the trade opportunities as well
but lets face it snow ice and muskeg are hardly selling features same with hockey lolololololo
Most of the major cities are on the western border of Europe. Russia, although not nearly as big as when it was the USSR, still is geographically the largest country in the world, but only the 9th most populated.
Perhaps if you studied geography you'd know that most of it is inhospitable in winter and a vast amount is bogs (like quicksand) that can't be used for living.
No need to look it up. There is a lot of land that isn't being occupied by people. It does look like there aren't a lot of cities.
Russia is vast and sparsly populated, now having trouble with Chinesse migration, as they takeing over as the majorijty in some far East regions!
Russia is mainly wilderness area in the east