40 Geographic unit - Russian Federation

Have there been any changes in the region variable (REGIONxx) since the last round?No
Statistical inference possible at the regional level:Yes
Is your country part of the NUTS nomenclature or Eurostat's statistical regions for EFTA and Candidate countries?No
NUTS level in data file

Geographic units in dataset:

If your country is not part of the NUTS nomenclature, please give a short description of the regional level used in the data file

80 units of federation (oblasts) were grouped into 8 standard administrative regions (called Federal Okrugs in Russia = which is standard administrative division now which is also used by National Statistical Agencie and Census data is collected).