Although Finland and North Korea are 4,272 miles (6,682 km) apart, Russia has a border with both countries. Russia’s border with Finland in Northern Europe is approximately 833 miles (1,341 km) long, while its border with North Korea stretches for about 10.5 miles (16.9 km) along the Tumen River. So if you wanted to travel overland from Finland to North Korea, you could do so simply by passing through Russia.
Russia shares borders with 17 countries in total (the most of any country). By landmass, Russia is the largest country in the world. It covers approximately 6.6 million square miles (17.1 million sq. km) and spans nine time zones.
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