Russian Federation


Oscar Monod

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The Russian Federation (Росси́йская Федера́ция, Rossiyskaya Federatsiya), commonly known as Russia (Rossiya.

The largest country in the world by land area, Russia has the world's ninth-largest population.The Russian Federation emerged as a great power in the early twenty-first century, also considered to be an energy superpower. The country is considered the Soviet Union's successor state in diplomatic matters, and is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

The Russian Federation and the UN Refugee Agency

The Russian Federation acceded to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol in 1992 (hereinafter jointly referred to as the 1951 Convention).

The Russian Federation has not acceded to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons nor to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness (the 1954 Convention and the 1961 Convention respectively).