and other mind-boggling facts

Russia has been all over the headlines recently.

Earlier this year, it was for the Sochi Winter Olympics (external - login to view). More recently, its because president Vladimir Putin has been flexing his muscles again, this time in Crimea. (external - login to view)

As the worlds eighth largest economy Russia cant be ignored.

The sheer scale of its pipelines, for instance, its stockpile of highly enriched uranium, or its population decline are mind-boggling.

We put together some key facts about Russia.

boggle away

Russia has enough pipelines to loop the world 6 times — and other mind-boggling facts | Financial Post (external - login to view)