The Russian Federation shares borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the People's Republic of China, Mongolia and North Korea. Russia is located where eastern Europe meets Asia.
The Arctic Ocean spans the entire northern border of Russia. While the western and southern borders of Russia are shared with other countries, the eastern border faces onto the Pacific Ocean.
The Russian Federation is a developing country, as stated by the International Statistical Institute. According to the standards set by the World Bank, a developing country is a nation with a lower standard of living and a gross national income of $11,905 or less per capita.
The 14 countries that border China are Russia, India, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Tajikistan, North Korea and Bhutan. China's borders include land in East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, Inner Asia and Northeast Asia.
The country that borders the U.S. on the north is Canada. The states that share the border in the U.S. are Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
France is bordered by the following eight countries: Andorra, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Monaco, Luxembourg, Spain and Switzerland. France is located in Western Europe and is bordered by the English Channel, the Bay of Biscay, and the Mediterranean Sea.
Russia is in both Europe and Asia, spanning the continental divide marked by the Ural Mountains and covering about 17 million miles. Approximately three-quarters of Russia is in Asia, expanding east from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. European Russia is west of the Ural Mountains.
The only country that shares a border with Canada is the United States. From coast to coast, southern Canada is bordered by the northern are of the continental United States, and the northwest tip of Canada is bordered by the American state of Alaska.
England is bordered by Scotland to the north and Wales to the west. England's southwest and northwest borders are the Celtic and Irish seas, respectively.
Japan is an island nation, which means it does not share land borders with other countries. Japan's closest neighbors are Russia, North Korea, South Korea, China and Taiwan.