Russia is about 119 times bigger than Illinois.

Illinois is approximately 143,961 sq km, while Russia is approximately 17,098,242 sq km, making Russia 11,777% larger than Illinois. Meanwhile, the population of Illinois is ~12.8 million people (129.2 million more people live in Russia).
This to-scale comparison of Illinois vs. Russia uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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