The Globalist

Nine Time Zones: A Trace of American Empire?

How the United States ended up with one of the highest numbers of time zones for a single country.

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Clocking Russia from East to West

The world’s largest country has 11 time zones across its hemispheric span.

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France: Global Time Zone Leader

No longer a prime meridian country, the former empire still reigns with a dozen time zones.

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Russia’s Global Tourism

A steep decline from one of the biggest spenders after several bumpy years in global politics.

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Russia’s Amber Waves of Grain

Being the largest country by land area helps keep Russia one of the world’s big breadbowl economies.

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Russia: Energy Resources and Corruption Perception

Russia has abundant natural resources, but is also highly dependent on them.

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Russia’s Smoking Problem

On a per capita basis, Russia trails only neighboring Belarus in cigarette consumption.

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Russian Migration: In and Out

Russia is home to a million more immigrants than its large emigrant diaspora.

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The Russian Military-Industrial Complex by the Numbers

Only the United States sells more arms than Russia.

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China Vs. the US: Who Has More Land?

The two countries have very similar land areas for now, but China has extensive additional claims.

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