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Type nation state
Capital city Moscow
Location Asia
Subgroups • FSO
Interest of Stephen Cohen, Leonard Schapiro, Rod Thornton, United States European Command, Helene Carrere d'Encausse
Owner of Russia Today
Member of Global Counter Terrorism Forum, UN/Security Council
The largest nation state in the world

Russia is the largest nation state in the world. In 2013, Russia was #3 in the world in terms of military expenditure.[1]


Formerly the USSR, the country experienced turmoil after the end of the Cold War.

Arms Production

Russia was the #2 nation worldwide as regards arms export from 2012-2016, after fellow UN/Security Council member, US.[2]

Fossil fuel reserves

As well as the 8th largest oil reserves,[3] Russia has the largest gas reserves of any nation state, about 25% of total global reserves.[4] It also has a lot of tar sands.


Vladimir Putin has been an important figure in Russian politics of the last 2 decades. He became FSB Director on 25 July 1998, Russian Prime Minister on 9 August 1999 and Russian President on 7 May 2000.


Full article: Stub class article Russophobia
One of the apartment blocks destroyed by explosives in September 1999, a deep event which the Russian leadership exploited a casus belli for the invasion of Chechnya.

Irrational fear of Russia is termed "Russophobia". Western commercially-controlled media and governments have been building up this enemy image after the success of Donald Trump in the 2016 United States presidential election.

"Russian Propaganda"

Full article: Rated 3/5 “Fake News”

This website was accused by the spooky ProporNot website as being a supplier of "Russian propaganda" - notwithstanding its pages on events such as the 9/99 bombings. Unnamed Russians are also accuse of interference in the 2016 United States presidential election, through social media such as Twitter).



1993 Russian constitutional crisis
2013 Volgograd bombings
2014 Winter Olympics
Russian apartment bombings4 September 1999 - 16 September 1999
Ryazan incident22 September 1999 - 23 September 1999

Groups Headquartered Here

A Group Headquartered HereDate
Central Bank of Russia
FSB12 April 1995 - Present
Frunze Military Academy1918 - Present
KGB13 March 1954 - 6 November 1991
Moscow State Institute of International Relations
Russia Today10 December 2005 - Present

Citizens of Russia on Wikispooks

Vladimir Bukovsky30 December 1942
Alexander Litvinenko30 August 196223 November 2006An exiled Russian former security officer turned whistleblower who died of Polonium poisoning in London.
Moshe Sharett16 October 18947 July 1965

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