Facts and Documents

Here you will find key facts about Russia and a selection of strategic documents. Most of the quantitative data in this section come in graphs and charts that provide a comparison of Russia with several groups of its international competitors and peers, including Western nations, BRICS, petrostates and former Soviet republics. (The exceptions are: the timelines; Russia 101, which compares Russia only to the United States; and Russia #1s, which focuses on areas in which Russia has at some point surpassed all other countries in a data set, from nuclear warheads and satellite launches to heroin use and inmate deaths.) The documents include major treaties, foundational charters and strategies for foreign and defense policy, among others.

Russia 101

Basic facts and stats vis-à-vis the U.S.
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Economy

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Russian Strategic Documents

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Demographics

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Military & Security

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U.S. Strategic Documents

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Education & Science

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Russia #1s

An assorted list of Russia-related superlatives—most, least, best, worst, coldest, biggest, etc.
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Bilateral Strategic Documents

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Timeline of US-Russia Relations

1983-2020
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Cooperative Threat Reduction Timeline

1991-2016
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International Strategic Documents

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Miscellaneous

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U.S.-Russian and Multilateral Agreements to Prevent War

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