Russia is not that much bigger than the US. The way maps look is why it looks so much bigger.
It would be more apt to take into account the land that is actually used. There are huge parts of Russia that no one lives period.
Like say Russia is twice the size of the US, the US is over twice the population of Russia.
74% bigger is quite a bit bigger.
And FYI I'm not looking at maps, I'm looking at the official land area figures.