Russian Federation is a country with high inner diversity that by no means can be treated as a uniform state. The state is divided into 89 federation subjects with equal rights. However in reality some federation subjects appear to host other less lucky ones.
The research shows that the country´s regions vary significantly by their economic size and potential, involment into trade, population´s well being and investment attractiveness. The analysis is based on 1995-1997 figures, which is the most recent data.