Russia's Vostok-2018 joint military exercises on September 11-15 will, according to the Kremlin, include up to 300,000 troops and 1,000 aircraft, making it the biggest war games ever in Russia.
The Russian-built Mi-8, which has been around since 1961, is the world’s most-produced helicopter. Despite having a long history of accidents, it's still the third most common operational military aircraft in the world.
Since April 2018, the black-market dollar-exchange rate for the Iranian rial has risen sharply, reflecting the poor state of the country's economy and sparking protests.
In Europe, Germany has the largest share of people aged 65 or over. Here’s how other countries compare:
Italy, China, and Spain lead the way when it comes to the number of UNESCO* cultural and national heritage sites.
2018 has seen a spike in Russians who want to limit the number of certain ethnicities in the country.
Moroccans, Turks, and Russians are the most common foreign-born residents in European Union countries.
Maersk, the world's biggest shipping company, is preparing to send a cargo vessel through the Russian Arctic for the first time. This is how the passage compares to the traditional Suez Canal route.
In 2017, for the first time in 38 years, the number of declining democracies around the world matched that of advancing ones.
More than half of Russians say Moscow should intervene in neighboring countries when there are threats to ethnic Russians.
When it comes to Moscow’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Russians and Americans tend to have completely different opinions.
Fifty years after Warsaw Pact troops invaded Czechoslovakia, more Russians tend to say it was the right thing to do.