Russia has been known throughout history for their role in World War 1 and 2 as well as their constant conflict with Ukraine. Over time they have been known as a predominant communist country. They have been ruled by cruel dictators such as Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, and Nikita Khrushchev. They are often considered an untrustworthy ally, especially after their role in the Cuban Missile Crisis, which nearly started a war. Russia was formerly known as the Soviet Union (U.S.S.R) until it fell in 1991. It then took on the name Russia, which derived from a group of people called the Rus'. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the economy has greatly improved and they have recently elected Vladimir Putin as the president.
Russian is the official language of Russia at 96%, while other languages such as Dolgang (5%) and Tatar (3%).
Russia has a male life expectancy of 64 years, while women have an average of 76 years. Compared to most well developed countries, the life expectancy is low, which may be because of poor sanitation and health care.
6% of Russia's GDP is used for medical and health purposes. This is relatively average, but compared to the United States, it is quite low. Being a communist country, most of the GDP is used towards building a strong military and defense system.
Russia has a death rate of 14 deaths for every 1000 people, which is one of the highest is the world.
Population Growth Rate
Russia just about breaks even when is comes to growth rate only declining each year by 0.03%.