Population of Cities in Russia (2017)

12
Over 1 Million
201
100,000 to 1 Million
1293
10,000 to 100,000

Russia is the largest country in the world by area, almost double the size of the second largest country, Canada. In addition to being one of the largest countries, Russia is also the most populous and is home to some of the largest cities in the world. Moscow by far contributes to the population statistics, boasting a population of over 10 million residents as of 2016. However, Moscow isn't the only large city that's found in Russia. There are 11 additional cities that each have populations exceeding one million. Furthermore, there are over 200 cities with a population of over 100,000, while there are more than 1,200 that have populations exceeding 10,000 people. It's not difficult to see why Russia is one of the world's most populous countries. The cities are divided among the country's political divisions, known as federal sujects. Russia has a total of 85 federal subjects.

Most of Russia's residents live in urban areas, with roughly 74% living in the more developed cities like Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Data from The World Bank show that there has been a continuous period of decline in the rural population, although in more recent years, these numbers have risen slightly. Rapid growth through the years because of natural growth (births within the country) as well as immigration may explain why the rural population has seen a slight increase recently. Unfortunately, despite its large amount of land area, soil conditions and climate of the country hinder agriculture, which would affect the future growth of rural Russia.

Russia has 12 cities with more than a million people, 201 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 1293 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Russia is Moscow, with a population of 10,381,222 people.

Moscow

This alpha-global city has one of the world's largest urban economies and is one of the fastest-growing tourist spots.

10,381,222

Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is home to museums, monuments and multinational corporations.

5,028,000

Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk was home to Siberia's first metro system.

1,419,007

Yekaterinburg

This city is the cultural and industrial center of Ural Federal District.

1,349,772

Nizhniy Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod is a nationwide leader in Information Technoloy and engineering.

1,284,164

Samara

Samarahas been a leader in trade and industry since the beginning of the 20th century.

1,134,730

Omsk

Omsk is a prominent educational center in Russia.

1,129,281

Kazan

Kazan has become known around the world as the 'Sports capital of Russia.'

1,104,738

Rostov-na-Donu

This major transport center is known as the 'gateway to the Caucasus.'

1,074,482

Chelyabinsk

In addition to being one of the most industrialized cities in Russia, Chelyabinsk is also home to some of the most beautiful parks in the country.

1,062,919

Name 2017 Population
Moscow10,381,222
Saint Petersburg5,028,000
Novosibirsk1,419,007
Yekaterinburg1,349,772
Nizhniy Novgorod1,284,164
Samara1,134,730
Omsk1,129,281
Kazan1,104,738
Rostov-na-Donu1,074,482
Chelyabinsk1,062,919
Ufa1,033,338
Volgograd1,011,417
Perm982,419
Krasnoyarsk927,200
Saratov863,725
Voronezh848,752
Tol'yatti702,879
Krasnodar649,851
Ulyanovsk640,680
Izhevsk631,038
Yaroslavl606,730
Barnaul599,579
Vladivostok587,022
Irkutsk586,695
Khabarovsk579,000
Khabarovsk Vtoroy578,303
Orenburg550,204
Novokuznetsk539,616
Ryazan'520,173
Tyumen519,119
Lipetsk515,655
Penza512,602
Naberezhnyye Chelny509,870
Kalininskiy504,641
Astrakhan'502,533
Makhachkala497,959
Tomsk485,519
Kemerovo477,090
Tula468,825
Kirov457,383
Cheboksary446,781
Kaliningrad434,954
Bryansk427,236
Ivanovo420,839
Magnitogorsk413,351
Kursk409,431
Tver400,212
Nizhniy Tagil381,116
Stavropol'363,064
Ulan-Ude360,278
Arkhangel'sk356,051
Belgorod345,289
Kurgan343,129
Kaluga338,978
Krasnogvargeisky337,091
Sochi327,608
Orel324,200
Volzhskiy323,293
Smolensk320,991
Murmansk319,263
Vladikavkaz317,370
Cherepovets315,738
Vologda314,900
Vladimir310,024
Chita308,500
Saransk303,394
Surgut300,367
Tambov290,933
Yoshkar-Ola279,100
Taganrog279,056
Kostroma277,656
Komsomolsk-on-Amur275,908
Nal'chik272,800
Sterlitamak267,231
Petrozavodsk265,025
Bratsk256,600
Dzerzhinsk256,537
Orsk246,836
Nizhnevartovsk244,937
Angarsk243,158
Mar'ino243,000
Novorossiysk241,856
Yakutsk235,600
Nizhnekamsk234,297
Syktyvkar230,139
Staryy Oskol226,977
Groznyy226,100
Shakhty221,312
Blagoveshchensk221,296
Prokop'yevsk219,000
Rybinsk216,724
Vykhino-Zhulebino216,000
Zelenograd215,727
Biysk215,430
Velikiy Novgorod215,062
Centralniy214,625
Vasyl'evsky Ostrov203,058
Pskov201,990
Severnyy200,000
Balakovo199,572
Armavir199,548
Engel's196,011
Severodvinsk194,292
Zlatoust191,366
Syzran'189,338
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky187,282
Kamensk-Ural'skiy182,500
Yasenevo180,000
Podol'sk179,400
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk176,484
Lyublino172,000
Berezniki167,748
Volgodonsk167,731
Miass167,500
Abakan167,289
Novocherkassk166,974
Nazran'164,131
Rubtsovsk161,065
Mytishchi160,542
Salavat159,893
Khoroshevo-Mnevniki159,000
Bibirevo159,000
Maykop158,451
Gol'yanovo158,000
Admiralteisky157,897
Ussuriysk157,068
Lyubertsy154,650
Kovrov154,224
Strogino152,000
Balashikha150,103
Zhulebino150,000
Kolomna147,690
Nakhodka146,920
Elektrostal'144,387
Biryulevo144,000
Orekhovo-Borisovo144,000
Novyye Kuz'minki143,000
Kuz'minki143,000
Pyatigorsk142,865
Khimki142,618
Chertanovo Yuzhnoye142,000
Zheleznodorozhnyy141,648
Norilsk140,800
Al'met'yevsk140,437
Korolev139,798
Kolpino138,979
Odintsovo137,041
Perovo136,000
Nevinnomyssk134,345
Pervoural'sk133,600
Kislovodsk132,771
Dimitrovgrad132,226
Novomoskovsk130,982
Petrogradka130,455
Ramenki130,000
Zyablikovo129,000
Kamyshin128,626
Novocheboksarsk128,468
Serpukhov128,158
Orekhovo-Borisovo Severnoye128,000
Ivanovskoye128,000
Murom126,931
Khasavyurt126,829
Neftekamsk126,805
Tyoply Stan125,000
Tsaritsyno123,000
Veshnyaki122,000
Presnenskiy122,000
Zyuzino121,000
Solntsevo120,000
Orekhovo-Zuyevo120,000
Troparevo118,000
Achinsk117,634
Cherkessk116,224
Taganskiy116,000
Noginsk115,979
Yelets115,688
Novo-Peredelkino115,536
Ochakovo-Matveyevskoye114,000
Tobol'sk113,800
Shchelkovo113,000
Nefteyugansk112,632
Novokuybyshevsk111,800
Noyabrsk110,000
Bataysk109,962
Seversk109,844
Arzamas109,479
Sergiyev Posad109,252
Leninsk-Kuznetsky109,023
Kyzyl108,240
Oktyabr'skiy108,200
Obninsk107,392
Elista106,971
Novotroitsk106,186
Derbent105,965
Izmaylovo104,000
Kiselevsk104,000
Akademicheskoe103,304
Velikiye Luki103,149
Bogorodskoye103,000
Pushkino102,816
Artem102,300
Ukhta102,187
Shchukino102,000
Brateyevo102,000
Kansk101,502
Mezhdurechensk101,026
Ryazanskiy101,000
Novyye Cheremushki101,000
Cheremushki101,000
Solikamsk100,812
Glazov100,676
Ust'-Ilimsk100,271
Tekstil'shchiki100,000
Zelenodolsk99,600
Novoshakhtinsk99,478
Sarapul98,830
Votkinsk98,633
Serov98,438
Balashov98,107
Zheleznogorsk97,900
Zhukovskiy97,200
Magadan95,282
Ozerki95,000
Novogireyevo95,000
Vostochnoe Degunino95,000
Novyy Urengoy94,212
Novoural'sk93,849
Zheleznogorsk93,834
Michurinsk93,499
Kineshma92,983
Krasnogorsk92,932
Pushkin92,889
Bugul'ma91,900
Lefortovo91,000
Yaroslavskiy91,000
Kuznetsk90,480
Kirovo-Chepetsk90,252
Berdsk90,250
Gatchina89,761
Biryulevo Zapadnoye89,000
Sarov88,000
Yeysk87,814
Buzuluk87,714
Gubkin87,000
Chaykovskiy86,712
Babushkin86,000
Lianozovo86,000
Usol'ye-Sibirskoye85,900
Svetlanovskiy85,508
Yegor'yevsk85,200
Yurga84,220
Komendantsky aerodrom84,052
Anzhero-Sudzhensk82,526
Troitsk82,338
Azov82,133
Kaspiysk81,752
Ozersk81,023
Yessentuki81,015
Klin80,778
Vorkuta80,039
Fili80,000
Kropotkin79,599
Shadrinsk79,479
Zapadnoye Degunino79,000
Vyborg78,633
Reutov78,370
Alekseyevka78,000
Voskresensk77,086
Mineralnye Vody76,280
Birobidzhan76,146
Nagornyy76,000
Kamensk-Shakhtinskiy75,814
Belovo75,764
Chekhov75,643
Asbest74,583
Peterhof73,199
Dachnoye72,822
Minusinsk72,781
Georgiyevsk72,649
Yelabuga72,643
Naro-Fominsk72,632
Finlyandskiy72,292
Ordzhonikidzevskaya71,841
Chernogorsk71,582
Zelenogorsk71,354
Grazhdanka71,128
Kopeysk70,780
Kurortnyy70,589
Vol'sk70,500
Beloretsk70,468
Ishimbay70,421
Adler70,200
Chapayevsk70,147
Tuymazy68,829
Lys'va68,660
Borisoglebsk68,597
Sosnovyy Bor68,563
Dolgoprudnyy68,259
Dorogomilovo68,000
Budennovsk67,962
Belogorsk67,911
Khanty-Mansiysk67,800
Ishim67,762
Kstovo67,242
Aleksin66,885
Parnas66,693
Kungur66,389
Klintsy66,336
Neryungri66,320
Leninogorsk66,263
Sosnovka66,227
Gukovo66,079
Mar'ina Roshcha66,000
Lesosibirsk65,945
Polevskoy65,770
Meleuz65,362
Kumertau65,321
Slavyansk-na-Kubani65,196
Tikhoretsk64,387
Rossosh'64,323
Tuapse64,234
Aleksandrov64,088
Kotlovka64,000
Zarechnyy63,579
Pavlovo63,338
Novaya Balakhna63,083
Gus'-Khrustal'nyy62,746
Buynaksk62,689
Krasnotur'insk62,600
Belebey62,582
Rzhev62,246
Chistopol'62,200
Zarechnyy62,139
Tikhvin62,075
Rossosh'62,000
Petrodvorets61,973
Labinsk61,945
Iskitim61,827
Revda61,785
Lobnya61,772
Vyksa61,664
Dmitrov61,607
Sibay61,590
Apatity61,186
Novoaltaysk61,050
Svobodnyy61,017
Sal'sk61,000
Stupino60,999
Prokhladnyy60,800
Shuya60,705
Shchekino60,700
Bor60,647
Dubna60,604
Pavlovskiy Posad60,051
Ostankinskiy60,000
Sviblovo60,000
Mikhaylovsk59,198
Kotlas59,180
Verkhnyaya Pyshma59,061
Talnakh59,051
Mikhaylovka58,898
Solnechnogorsk58,891
Arsen'yev58,700
Uzlovaya58,458
Volzhsk58,000
Kogalym57,800
Krymsk57,555
Cheremkhovo57,395
Zhigulevsk57,094
Sokol'niki57,000
Sokol57,000
Roslavl'56,971
Borovichi56,571
Chernaya Rechka56,429
Kirishi56,190
Ezhva56,000
Liski55,939
Vyaz'ma55,500
Nazarovo55,252
Klimovsk55,206
Lesnoy55,100
Rybatskoye55,076
Uritsk55,037
Pokrovskoye-Streshnevo55,000
Zamoskvorech'ye55,000
Berezovskiy55,000
Gorno-Altaysk54,917
Belorechensk54,526
Krasnokamensk54,316
Kupchino54,198
Altuf'yevskiy54,000
Timashevsk53,940
Severomorsk53,921
Domodedovo53,887
Vyshniy Volochek53,800
Anapa53,600
Buguruslan53,511
Fryazevo53,212
Livny52,915