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Russia (Росси́я), also officially known as the Russian Federation, is a country in Eurasia. Extending across the entirety of Northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea. The Russian exclave of Kaliningrad Oblast, located on the coast of the Baltic Sea also borders Lithuania and Poland.
Russia's major islands and archipelagos include Novaya Zemlya, the Franz Josef Land, the Severnaya Zemlya, the New Siberian Islands, Wrangel Island, the Kuril Islands, Ratmanov Island, Kunashir Island and Sakhalin.
Russia is a member of the ITU and as such follows radio frequency harmonisation principles according to ITU-R Region-1. The regulatory body governing communications policy is the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation (Minsvyaz), and the General Radio Frequency Centre (Roskomnadzor) is charged with regulating the country's radio frequency spectrum activities such as planning, allocations, and licencing.