Russia Is Dissolving: Half Of Its Population and One-Third of Its Land Are Gone

A statue representing Russia-Ukrainian friendship is pulled down in Kyiv

150 million people have left Russia since the 1990’s, and one-third of its area has been clipped off its map.

These people did not jump over a border wall — they formed their own countries and seceded.

One by one, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Moldova…

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Barry Gander

Barry Gander

I am a Canadian born in Connecticut - two strikes against me! I love geography, history and science, and I am a top political and economic writer on MEDIUM.