|Category Federated state|
|Location Russian Federation|
Government Krai Government
|Populations 563,626 (Kamchatka Krai) – 5,404,300 (Krasnodar Krai)|
Areas 789,000 km (304,500 sq mi) (Khabarovsk Krai) – 2,340,000 km (903,400 sq mi) (Krasnoyarsk Krai)
Wild russia 3 far east 1 3
The Russian Federation is divided into 85 subjects, of which nine are krais (Russian: кра́й [kraj], plural края́, kraya; "edges" or "frontiers"). There is no difference between oblasts and krais in the modern Russian Federation, but in the Soviet times the autonomous oblasts could be subordinated to republics or krais (but not to oblasts).