Sector Breakdown of Russian Stock Market in 1913 vs. 2018

The Russian stock market looked a lot different before the revolution than it is now. The Russian revolution occurred in 1917 when the old czarist monarchy was overthrown by the communists and the former Soviet Union was born. In 1913, the stock market in Russia was highly dominated by railroads and finance according to an …

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Russia Ranks Second in Global Arms Sales

Russia has overtaken the UK to become the world’s 2nd largest weapons seller based on 2017 data according to a report by The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). At number one, the US remains the undisputed king in weapons sales with sales of over $222.6 billion. The following graphic shows additional details on global …

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On The Correlation Between The Russian Equity Market And Oil Prices

The Russian equity market is highly correlated to the price of crude oil. Since Russia is one of the largest oil producers and exporters in the world, Russian stocks perform well when oil prices are high. Conversely declining oil prices leads to lower equity prices. The chart below shows the close relationship between Russian stock …

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A Guide To Read A Russian Train Ticket

The Trans-Siberian Railway (TSR) is the longest railway line in the world. It covers a distance of  9,289 kilometers ( or 5,772 miles) from Moscow, Russia to Vladivostok. The line was opened in 1916 and continues to operate successfully today. It spans eight time zones and takes eight days from start to finish according to Wikipedia. …

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