The meteorite that struck central Russia last week, which injured around 1,000 people as it broke apart over a section of the Ural Mountains and sent shockwaves across the ground below, was but one of thousands that have impacted our planet over the past four millennia.
You’re looking at a bar chart showing the growth of Russia’s population from the years 1500 to 2000.
It took soybeans just half a century to transform from a little-known bean species into a crucial crop and the dominant source of animal feed worldwide. The soybean business is finally flourishing in Russia: the market has tripled in the past several years.
A collection of vintage infographics from Soviet era Russia. Based around what appears to be industrial activities (I do not speak Russian, so based this assumption on the imagery used on posters) they seem to be highlighting the growth – if anyone knows the transition do let me know.
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Middle East on the brink of war: analysis
As Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad clings to power with the quiet backing of regional powers Iran and Russia, the Middle East may be sliding slowly into war.
Squeezed between the rebellions of a bloody Arab Spring and growing fears of a possible military response to Iran’s growing nuclear threat, the region is becoming increasingly unstable.
“I would be very surprised if it turned into a Russian-American war, but this could be a Mid-East war: Hezbollah, Hamas, Iran, Syria, Israel all having at each other,” said Jack Granatstein, military historian and senior research fellow at the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute.