Brainfood: Us and Them - Russia

Geographically the largest country in the world, at 17.1 million square kilometres, Russia will become an economic giant too - Goldman Sachs estimates that its economy will overtake the UK's in 2027 and in terms of income per head catch up with the poorer of the G6 by 2050. GDP per Russian head is $2,140, compared with $23,920 in the UK. After Columbia and El Salvador, Russia has the most deaths from 'intentional injury', excluding the 100,000 Russians who die of poisoning from contraband vodka every year.

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

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