Global Studies Model UN Country Profile Outline Nation: Russia Population: 142.9 million Location: North of China, East of Europe Form of Government: Federation Type of Economy: Combination of free trade and Brief History: Describe the geography of your nation, including any of the natural resources you may have. Broad plain with low hills west of Urals; vast coniferous forest and tundra in Siberia; uplands and mountains along southern borders, the climate is Northern continental. Various Natural resources include Petroleum, natural gas, timber, and furs, precious and nonferrous metals Major International Organizations that your nation in involved with: E.U U.S China Japan Identify if you are involved in any current conflicts in the world and explain why you are involved in them. I did not find anything that completely supports my point but I believe that Russia is currently in no conflicts worldwide and that the only true conflict they have is within Russia and that it is with Chechnya. The problem is that Chechnya wants to become independent from Russia. The only problem with this is that Russia has nuclear weapons stored there and won’t easily give them up without a fight. Additional information about your nation that may help you understands its place in the world? Exports--$376.7 billion Imports--$191.8 billion Major markets--EU, CIS, China, Japan. Major partners--EU, CIS, Japan, China, U.S. U.S Russia's educational system has produced nearly 100% literacy Independence: August 24, 1991. Constitution: December 12, 1993. The Russian Government has stated its desire to build a professional army, but implementation has been progressing slowly GDP (2010): $1.477 trillion. Growth rate (2011): 4%.