European Russia can be considered the western areas of Russia, where most of the population is centred. Traditionally the border of Europe is the Ural mountains, but this definition of the geography of Europe is a subject of debate.
Being the big country it is, Russia's majority of land is based in Siberia, which is a part of Asia, althought the majority of population lies in western Russia. These areas include Moscow and St. Petersburg, the two most well known areas of Russia.
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EuropeanRussia refer to the western areas of Russia that lie within Europe.
Most of Russia's territory is in Asia, although the majority of population lives in western Russia.
In the time of the Russian Empire, the term "EuropeanRussia" was used in the Empire to refer to traditional East Slavic territories under Russian control, including modern Belarus and most of Ukraine (Dnieper Ukraine).
The Early East Slavs constituted the bulk of the population in Western Russia from the 7th century onwards and slowly assimilated the native Finno-Ugric tribes, such as the Merya, the Muromians and the Meshchera.
Russia saw its comparatively developed centrally planned economy contract severely for five years, as the executive and the legislature dithered over the implementation of reforms and Russia's aging industrial base faced a serious decline.
Population is densest in the European part of Russia, in the Ural Mountains area, and in the south-western parts of Siberia; the south-eastern part of Siberia that meets the Pacific Ocean, known as the Russian Far East, is sparsely populated, with its southern part being densest.
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