Population of Cities in Russia (2021)

Russia is the largest country in the world by area, almost double the size of the second largest country, Canada. In addition to being the largest country, Russia is also one of 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 15 cities with more than a million people, 156 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 152 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Russia is Moscow, with a population of people.

Name 2021 Population
Moscow12,582,631
Saint Petersburg5,452,852
Novosibirsk1,641,654
Yekaterinburg1,508,966
Kazan1,269,382
Nizhny Novgorod1,252,398
Chelyabinsk1,203,547
Samara1,155,859
Omsk1,154,546
Rostov-on-Don1,142,886
Ufa1,135,658
Krasnoyarsk1,106,550
Voronezh1,076,784
Perm1,062,045
Volgograd1,007,784
Krasnodar953,816
Saratov838,056
Tyumen834,134
Tolyatti697,440
Izhevsk650,223
Barnaul634,426
Ulyanovsk629,012
Irkutsk627,246
Khabarovsk620,407
Yaroslavl610,066
Vladivostok608,033
Makhachkala606,756
Tomsk582,094
Orenburg574,630
Kemerovo558,778
Balashikha552,726
Novokuznetsk549,553
Ryazan540,748
Naberezhnye Chelny535,949
Astrakhan530,748
Kirov523,039
Penza520,600
Lipetsk508,542
Cheboksary502,235
Kaliningrad495,509
Tula472,636
Kursk456,942
Stavropol456,255
Sochi455,070
Ulan-Ude442,758
Tver427,280
Magnitogorsk413,805
Sevastopol410,613
Ivanovo404,227
Bryansk401,393
Belgorod398,129
Surgut388,945
Vladimir358,114
Chita354,642
Nizhny Tagil347,753
Arkhangelsk346,799
Simferopol341,895
Kaluga332,782
Yakutsk328,875
Smolensk325,359
Volzhsky324,887
Podolsk323,743
Saransk323,029
Cherepovets315,088
Vologda311,170
Kurgan310,316
Grozny309,575
Oryol307,961
Vladikavkaz302,799
Tambov293,366
Murmansk285,975
Petrozavodsk283,001
Nizhnevartovsk280,408
Novorossiysk278,494
Kostroma277,761
Yoshkar-Ola277,453
Sterlitamak276,686
Khimki265,434
Taganrog247,757
Syktyvkar245,363
Komsomolsk-on-Amur242,932
Mytishchi242,859
Nizhnekamsk240,626
Nalchik239,521
Korolyov230,610
Engels229,671
Shakhty229,311
Dzerzhinsk227,858
Blagoveshchensk227,621
Veliky Novgorod225,568
Orsk225,213
Bratsk224,356
Stary Oskol224,207
Angarsk223,755
Pskov211,059
Lyubertsy208,896
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk202,632
Biysk198,429
Abakan189,105
Armavir188,973
Prokopyevsk188,460
Balakovo186,348
Rybinsk183,095
Krasnogorsk182,840
Norilsk182,489
Severodvinsk180,985
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky179,567
Ussuriysk175,286
Volgodonsk171,463
Novocherkassk167,964
Syzran166,043
Kamensk-Uralsky165,249
Zlatoust162,854
Almetyevsk159,686
Elektrostal156,109
Miass151,444
Kerch151,013
Salavat149,952
Kopeysk148,677
Pyatigorsk148,407
Khasavyurt146,580
Nakhodka143,778
Domodedovo142,121
Maykop141,201
Rubtsovsk141,053
Kolomna139,691
Berezniki137,592
Odintsovo135,168
Kovrov134,800
Neftekamsk132,118
Bataysk129,649
Kislovodsk128,802
Shchyolkovo127,797
Nefteyugansk127,704
Novocheboksarsk127,543
Kaspiysk126,666
Derbent126,515
Serpukhov126,196
Nazran125,607
Ramenskoye124,815
Cherkessk122,593
Novomoskovsk121,433
Kyzyl120,434
Pervouralsk120,409
Novy Urengoy119,524
Dolgoprudny118,899
Obninsk118,769
Orekhovo-Zuyevo118,075
Nevinnomyssk116,591
Oktyabrsky114,573
Yessentuki114,339
Dimitrovgrad112,599
Reutov110,382
Kamyshin108,988
Yevpatoria108,484
Pushkino108,062
Zhukovsky107,847
Noyabrsk106,547
Seversk106,311
Murom106,115
Novoshakhtinsk106,090
Artyom105,987
Achinsk105,175
Berdsk105,065
Noginsk104,365
Khanty-Mansiysk103,887
Arzamas103,744
Elista103,060
Yelets101,723
Zheleznogorsk101,002
Zelenodolsk100,279
Novokuybyshevsk99,690
Sergiyev Posad99,311
Tobolsk98,856
Mikhaylovsk98,627
Votkinsk97,068
Sarov96,462
Mezhdurechensk95,777
Serov95,517
Sarapul94,772
Leninsk-Kuznetsky93,700
Ukhta93,148
Voskresensk93,057
Anapa92,598
Solikamsk92,137
Lobnya92,007
Glazov91,989
Magadan91,668
Gatchina91,561
Velikiye Luki90,172
Michurinsk89,955
Kansk88,403
Kamensk-Shakhtinsky87,040
Buzuluk86,430
Gubkin85,999
Kiselyovsk85,475
Ivanteyevka83,950
Yeysk82,640
Zheleznogorsk82,374
Chaykovsky82,331
Novotroitsk82,318
Bugulma81,845
Yurga80,771
Kineshma80,262
Azov80,181
Murino80,117
Novouralsk79,858
Ust-Ilimsk79,825
Kuznetsk79,707
Klin79,629
Vidnoye79,406
Gelendzhik79,391
Yalta78,801
Ozyorsk78,077
Kropotkin77,351
Bor76,754
Vsevolozhsk76,420
Chernogorsk75,754
Dubna75,431
Usolye-Sibirskoye75,355
Balashov75,156
Novoaltaysk74,981
Vyborg74,909
Shadrinsk74,348
Yelabuga74,293
Verkhnyaya Pyshma74,127
Mineralnye Vody73,650
Chekhov73,597
Yegoryevsk73,037
Troitsk72,943
Chapayevsk71,624
Birobidzhan71,495
Belovo70,710
Dmitrov69,589
Kirovo-Chepetsk68,814
Kogalym68,764
Tuymazy68,389
Slavyansk-na-Kubani68,341
Sosnovy Bor67,916
Kstovo67,912
Minusinsk67,595
Feodosia67,368
Anzhero-Sudzhensk67,317
Sunzha66,838
Buynaksk65,969
Georgiyevsk65,890
Stupino65,818
Zarechny65,695
Gorno-Altaysk65,270
Belogorsk65,029
Naro-Fominsk64,926
Kungur64,782
Beloretsk64,545
Ishim64,332
Urus-Martan64,258
Ishimbay64,202
Pavlovsky Posad63,554
Klintsy63,040
Gukovo62,751
Rossosh62,601
Donskoy62,431
Asbest62,339
Kotlas62,135
Volsk61,504
Revda61,499
Leninogorsk61,457
Zelenogorsk61,207
Budyonnovsk61,009
Tuapse60,973
Izberbash60,956
Polevskoy60,664
Sibay60,585
Fryazino59,968
Beryozovsky59,824
Lysva59,776
Lytkarino59,556
Borisoglebsk59,320
Chistopol59,317
Kumertau59,151
Belebey59,134
Lesosibirsk59,126
Labinsk58,988
Nyagan58,946
Prokhladny58,090
Tikhvin58,082
Krymsk57,982
Sertolovo57,628
Neryungri57,566
Alexandrov57,546
Dzerzhinsky57,391
Mikhaylovka57,281
Aleksin57,111
Rzhev57,086
Shchyokino57,041
Gudermes57,005
Shuya56,896
Tikhoretsk56,646
Salsk56,402
Pavlovo56,293
Meleuz56,226
Krasnoturyinsk55,966
Shali55,873
Iskitim55,644
Apatity54,190
Severomorsk53,884
Svobodny53,563
Liski53,274
Volzhsk52,978
Vyksa52,701
Krasnokamsk52,600
Snezhinsk52,055
Gus-Khrustalny52,039
Salekhard51,906
Vyazma51,894
Arsenyev51,736
Belorechensk51,365
Vorkuta51,266
Zhigulyovsk51,264
Krasnokamensk50,978
Timashyovsk50,489
Kirishi50,350
Cheremkhovo49,911
Solnechnogorsk49,900

Population of All Cities in Russia

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