According to the 2002 census, ethnic Russians make up 80% of the total population, while six other ethnicities have a population exceeding 1 million – Tatars (3.8%), Ukrainians (2%), Bashkir (1.1%), Chuvash (1.1%), Chechens (0.9%) and Armenians (0.8%). In total, 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples live within the Russian federation’s borders. Russia’s population density is 8.4 people per square kilometre (22 per square mile), making it one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. The population is most dense in the European part of the country, centering around Moscow and Saint Petersburg. 74% of the population is urban.

 

Population Of Russia: 139 million

 

 

Rank City/town Federal subject Population
1 Moscow Moscow 11,514,300
2 Saint Petersburg Saint Petersburg 4,848,700
3 Novosibirsk Novosibirsk Oblast 1,473,700
4 Yekaterinburg Sverdlovsk Oblast 1,350,100
5 Nizhny Novgorod Nizhny Novgorod Oblast 1,250,600
6 Samara Samara Oblast 1,164,900
7 Omsk Omsk Oblast 1,154,000
8 Kazan Republic of Tatarstan 1,143,600
9 Chelyabinsk Chelyabinsk Oblast 1,130,300
10 Rostov-on-Don Rostov Oblast 1,089,900
11 Ufa Republic of Bashkortostan 1,062,300
12 Volgograd Volgograd Oblast 1,021,200
13 Perm Perm Krai 991,500
14 Krasnoyarsk Krasnoyarsk Krai 973,900
15 Voronezh Voronezh Oblast 890,000
16 Saratov Saratov Oblast 837,800
17 Krasnodar Krasnodar Krai 744,900
18 Tolyatti Samara Oblast 719,500
19 Izhevsk Udmurt Republic 628,100
20 Ulyanovsk Ulyanovsk Oblast 613,800
21 Barnaul Altai Krai 612,100
22 Vladivostok Primorsky Krai 592,100
23 Yaroslavl Yaroslavl Oblast 591,500
24 Irkutsk Irkutsk Oblast 587,200
25 Tyumen Tyumen Oblast 581,800
26 Makhachkala Republic of Dagestan 578,000
27 Khabarovsk Khabarovsk Krai 577,700
28 Novokuznetsk Kemerovo Oblast 547,900
29 Orenburg Orenburg Oblast 547,000
30 Kemerovo Kemerovo Oblast 532,900
31 Ryazan Ryazan Oblast 525,100
32 Tomsk Tomsk Oblast 522,900
33 Astrakhan Astrakhan Oblast 520,700
34 Penza Penza Oblast 517,100
35 Naberezhnye Chelny Republic of Tatarstan 513,200
36 Lipetsk Lipetsk Oblast 508,100
37 Tula Tula Oblast 501,100
38 Kirov Kirov Oblast 473,700
39 Cheboksary Chuvash Republic 453,600
40 Kaliningrad Kaliningrad Oblast 431,500
41 Bryansk Bryansk Oblast 415,600
42 Kursk Kursk Oblast 414,600
43 Ivanovo Ivanovo Oblast 409,300
44 Magnitogorsk Chelyabinsk Oblast 408,400
45 Ulan-Ude Republic of Buryatia 404,400
46 Tver Tver Oblast 403,700
47 Stavropol Stavropol Krai 398,300
48 Nizhny Tagil Sverdlovsk Oblast 361,900
49 Belgorod Belgorod Oblast 356,400
50 Arkhangelsk Arkhangelsk Oblast 348,700
51 Vladimir Vladimir Oblast 345,600
52 Sochi Krasnodar Krai 343,300
53 Kurgan Kurgan Oblast 333,600
54 Smolensk Smolensk Oblast 326,900
55 Kaluga Kaluga Oblast 325,200
56 Chita Zabaykalsky Krai 323,900
57 Oryol Oryol Oblast 317,900
58 Volzhsky Volgograd Oblast 314,400
59 Cherepovets Vologda Oblast 312,300
60 Vladikavkaz Republic of North Ossetia-Alania 311,600
61 Murmansk Murmansk Oblast 307,700
62 Surgut Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug 306,700
63 Vologda Vologda Oblast 301,600
64 Saransk Republic of Mordovia 297,400
65 Tambov Tambov Oblast 280,500
66 Sterlitamak Republic of Bashkortostan 273,400
67 Grozny Chechen Republic 271,600
68 Yakutsk Sakha Republic 269,500
69 Kostroma Kostroma Oblast 268,600
70 Komsomolsk-na-Amure Khabarovsk Krai 263,900
71 Petrozavodsk Republic of Karelia 263,500
72 Taganrog Rostov Oblast 257,700
73 Nizhnevartovsk Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug 251,900
74 Yoshkar-Ola Mari El Republic 248,700
75 Bratsk Irkutsk Oblast 246,300
76 Novorossiysk Krasnodar Krai 241,800
77 Dzerzhinsk Nizhny Novgorod Oblast 240,800
78 Shakhty Rostov Oblast 240,100
79 Nalchik Kabardino-Balkar Republic 240,100
80 Orsk Orenburg Oblast 239,800
81 Syktyvkar Komi Republic 235,000
82 Nizhnekamsk Republic of Tatarstan 234,100
83 Angarsk Irkutsk Oblast 233,700
84 Stary Oskol Belgorod Oblast 221,100
85 Veliky Novgorod Novgorod Oblast 218,700
86 Balashikha Moscow Oblast 215,300
87 Blagoveshchensk Amur Oblast 214,400
88 Prokopyevsk Kemerovo Oblast 210,200
89 Biysk Altai Krai 210,000
90 Khimki Moscow Oblast 207,100
91 Pskov Pskov Oblast 203,300
92 Engels Saratov Oblast 202,400
93 Rybinsk Yaroslavl Oblast 200,800
94 Balakovo Saratov Oblast 199,600
95 Severodvinsk Arkhangelsk Oblast 192,300
96 Armavir Krasnodar Krai 188,900
97 Podolsk Moscow Oblast 188,000
98 Korolyov Moscow Oblast 183,500
99 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Sakhalin Oblast 181,700
100 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Kamchatka Krai 179,500