PO SC 1040 Lecture 9: The Russian Federation

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The Russian Federation
1. Basic Facts: People
a. Population 142,355,415 (2016)
i. Density 21.5/sq.mi
b. Life expectancy 70.8 years
c. Infant mortality 6.9/1000
d. Cultural makeup (highly concentrated in different areas)
i. 77.7% Russian
ii. 3.7% Tatar
iii. 1.4% Ukrainian
iv. 1.17% Bashkir
v. 14.1% Other
e. Religion
i. Russian Orthodox: 15-20%
ii. Most people there have no religion
1. This is because Marxism is hugely against religion
iii. Muslim: 10-15%
2. Basic Facts: Economy
a. GDP per capita - $25,400 (#73 2015)
b. Composition
i. Agriculture 4.4%
ii. Services 59.7%
iii. Industry 35.8%
c. Inequality
i. Population below poverty line 11.2%
ii. Gini index: 42 (54th most unequal)
iii. This data could be inaccurate because they try to stay out of the
media as much as possible
3. Basic Facts: Government
a. Federation (each federal nation has its own government but must submit
to a higher government still)
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