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Russia is located in Asia, and the land within its borders makes up a large percentage of the continent.

Sochi, the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, is also the current host of the Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom. Sochi is located within the Krasnodar Krai, one of the few places in Russia with a subtropical climate, and the city itself is on the coast of the Black Sea.

Sixty miles from the Russian capital Moscow is home to Moscow Raceway, a race track which opened on July 13, 2012.

Saint-Petersburg is home to Autodrom Saint-Petersburg race track, as well as the Neva Ring (also called Nevskoe Ring) street circuit.

The Smolensk Ring race track, is located 90 kilometers (56 miles) east of its namesake city of Smolensk and about 250 kilometers (160 miles) west of Moscow. Smolensk is known in the region for its electronics, textiles, food processing, and diamond faceting industries.

The administrative center of Krasnoyarsk Krai, the city of Krasnoyarsk is the city where the Red Ring race track is located. The Red Ring hosts various types of grassroots motorsports. The city has a population of just over a million and is one of Russia's largest producers of aluminium.