Out of the thousands of languages in the world, Russian remains the fifth-most widely spoken by number of countries.
Here's how post-Soviet states compare with top innovators.
Turkish-Russian relations have seen a troubled year, from the downing of a Russian military jet by Turkish forces to the assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Ankara.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has property or Trump-branded projects in 11 countries in addition to the United States.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is routinely late to meetings with other leaders.
Russia and China have vetoed multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions on Syria.
The Syrian government has retaken much of Aleppo.
Having to work the most hours for their wages, Greeks and Russians are the cheapest labor force in Europe
The total number of journalists jailed worldwide reached a record high
Despite mounting backlash against globalization, the European Union's single currency remains
popular in the eurozone.
Twenty-five years ago, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus declared that
the Soviet Union had ceased to exist. These are some of the milestones in the collapse of the Soviet bloc.