Which countries border Russia?

Since we know that Russia is the biggest country, it is not a surprise to know that it has the highest number of countries bordering it. But what is interesting is that the number of countries bordering Russia changes based on how we count it!

If we are considering the land borders, there are fourteen states that border Russia. They are Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea. What is particularly interesting about this list is that eight out of these fourteen are former Soviet republics.

Now, if we take into consideration the maritime borders Japan and the United States will be added to the list of bordering countries. These sixteen countries are recognized by the United Nations, but there are also some self-declared countries that border Russia.

The border between Russia and Japan contains numerous straits that separate Russia’s island of Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands from the Japanese island of Hokkaido, and the Bering Strait is the border that separates Russia from America.

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