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I found it in Russia.

Insect in question

Where they usually live? What they eat?

Full length is approximately 2 cm.

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Seems to be it's a Woodlouse!

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You are able to accept your own answer, if you are satisfied with it. – kmm Apr 11 '13 at 14:00
And, of course, whatever it is it isn't an insect. – Alan Boyd Apr 11 '13 at 14:04
Indeed, by true definition you are looking at a crustacean instead of an insect. The differentiation can be made because crustaceans are biramous, meaning their "legs" have two segments instead of the typical one in most insects. – mikedugan Apr 11 '13 at 17:42
@MichaelCannon.. arachnid perhaps ?? – WYSIWYG Apr 12 '13 at 8:26
@WYSIWYG it has 12 legs, arachnids have 8 by definition. The woodlouse/pill bug is in the subphylum of Crustacea. – rg255 Apr 13 '13 at 7:11

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