Forty-one percent of Russians say it is quite likely that people might hold a mass demonstration against declining living standards or in defense of their rights.
A recent Levada poll shows Putin’s approval rate has sharply declined over the past
few months. And it hasn’t been this low since 2013.
Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, and Canada own the largest proved oil reserves in the world.
The subsistence level -- the amount of income officially recognized as necessary to survive -- is more than twice as high in Russia as it is in Ukraine.
The second total lunar eclipse of 2018, on July 27-28, will be most visible in Eastern Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. It will last for 103 minutes, making it the longest of the 21st century.
40.3 million people worldwide work under forced-labor conditions, live in a forced marriage, or experience another form of modern slavery.
With the prevalence of HIV at almost 1%, Russia has one of the fastest-growing HIV/AIDS epidemics in the world, according to the UN. In Moscow, 20.4% more new infections were detected in 2017 than in 2016.
During the first six months of 2018, the United Nations documented the highest number of civilian deaths in the war in Afghanistan.
Approval of U.S. leadership fell sharply in NATO countries in 2017. Portugal showed a 51% decrease compared to 2016.
Here are some interesting numbers on the summit that brings together representatives from 49 countries, plus the EU, UN, and World Bank.
From treaties limiting nuclear weapons to the Helsinki Accords, U.S. – Russia summits have earned quite the legacy.
Among the European nations surveyed, Serbians are the most concerned about divisions in their society.