Kazakhstan is among the countries with the highest suicide rates in the world. Belarus and Russia are in the top 20.
Vodka consumption has been declining in Russia since 1994.
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.
2018 has seen a spike in Russians who want to limit the number of certain ethnicities in the country.
In 2017, for the first time in 38 years, the number of declining democracies around the world matched that of advancing ones.
Fifty years ago, five Warsaw Pact nations invaded Czechoslovakia. Here are stories of four women who didn't hesitate to act bravely during these days.
The leaders of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan signed a convention
on the legal status and delimitation of the Caspian Sea.
A recent report reveals that only 38% of Russians agree that everyone in the country enjoys the same basic human 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.
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.
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.