Russia is one of the most sparsely populated nations on the planet due to its severe climate.
The population density in Russia is just 8.4 per sq. km (22 people per sq. mi). The population is most dense in the European part of the nation, with a more tempered climate, most concentrating in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
The map below shows the population density of every region of Russia.
The map below shows the population density of Russian regions named for similarly dense U.S. states.