What continent does russia actually belong to?

I was having a debate with my parents about this--

although most of russia is located on the Asian continent, the actual captial is located inside the European continent. because of that, my dad says that russia is officially considered as a "european" continent.

is that really right?


Of course Asia Dude.........

Aug 23 at 2:9

Both, part of Russia's provinces are in Europe and some are in Asia

Aug 23 at 5:55


Aug 23 at 10:4

Both, part of Russia's provinces are in Europe and some are in Asia. See the following Wiki article.

Aug 23 at 14:37

It is technically considered Eurasia for the reason of in lying in both Asia and Europe. Though the most populated area is in Europe that doesn't make much of a difference. It is just both. Some times Europe and Asia are just considered one big 'Super Continent' for political reasons.

Aug 23 at 19:32


Geographically, Russia started out European and expanded into Asia, not the other way about. If someone says Russia has become Asian by acquiring more land in Asia than its initial size, then it logically follows that France and Belgium were at one point African countries. I've never heard such a claim.

Also, Russia has more territory in Asia but less population. Most of Russia's 140 million people live west of the Urals.

Aug 24 at 0:50