Former Soviet Union

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FORMER SOVIET UNION: NATIONAL STATISTICS

This list consists of nations of the Former Soviet Union that have close interaction today. The list is according 2050 population size.

1 - Russia (EuroAsia)

Population - 2000-2050 (146,670,000 - 2050/116,097,000 (15 nation in 2050 population)
Christian 66.9%, Evangelical 1.2%
Russian Orthodox
Median Age: 2000-2050 (37-44)
Fertility Rate: 2000-2050 (1.3 -1.83
Life Expectancy Male: 2000-2050 (59-71)

2 - Uzbekistan (Central Asia)

Population: 2000/24,776,000 - 2050/36,439,000 (55 nation in 2050 population) - 2050
Christian 0.8%, Evangelical 0.3%
Fertiltiy Rate: 2000/2.55 - 2050/1.85
Median Age: 2000/20.9 - 2050/38.7

3 - Ukraine (Eastern Europe)

Population: 2000-2050 (48,870,000 - 35,026,000) (56 nation in 2050 population)
Christian 79%, Evangelical 3.8%
Fertility Rate: 2000-2050 (1.5 - 1.85)
Median Age: 2000/20.9 - 2050/38.7

4 - Kazakhstan (Central Asia)

Populalation: 2000/6,173,000 - 2050/11,111,000 (87 nation in 2050 population)
Christian 12.2%, Evangelical 0.7%
Fertility Rate: 2000/2.01 - 2050/1.85
Median Age: 2000/27.7 - 2050/38.4

5 - Tajikstan (Central Asia)

Populalation: 2000/6,173,000 - 2050/11,111,000 (87 nation in 2050 population)
Christian 1.0%, Evangelical 0.1%
Fertility Rate: 2000/3.81 - 2050/1.85
Median Age: 2000/18.5 - 2050/34.4

6 - Azerbaijan (Caucus)

Population: 2000/8,121,000 - 2050/10,579,000 (93 nation in 2050 population)
Christian 2.7%, Evangelical, 0.2%
Fertility Rate: 2000/2 - 2050/1.85
Median Age: 2000/25.6 - 2050/40.6

7 - Belarus (Eastern Europe)

Population: 2000/10,054,000 - 2050/7,275,000 (112 nation in 2050 population)
Christian 70.5%, Evangelical 1.3%
Fertility Rate: 2000/1.24 - 2050/1.61
Median Age: 2000/36.3 - 2050/48.5

8 - Kyrgzstan (Central Asia)

Population: 2000/4,955,000 - 2050/6,882,000 (113 nation in 2050 population)
Christian 5.3%, Evangelical 0.7%
Fertiltiy Rate: 2000/2.5 - 2050/1.85
Median Age: 2000/22.5 - 2050/38.3

9 - Turkmenistan (Central Asia)

Population: 2000/4,502,000 - 2050/6,796,000 (115 nation in 2050 population)
Christian 1.8%, Evangelical 0.1%
Fertility Rate: 2000/2.76 - 2050/1.85
Median Age: 2000/21.6 - 2050/38.4

10 - Georgia (Caucus)

Population: 2000/4,745,000 - 2050/3,267,000 (137 nation in 2050 population)
Christian 78.7%, Evangelical 1.6%
Fertility Rate: 2000/1.58 - 2050/1.85
Median Age: 2000/34.4 - 2050/45

11 - Armenia (Caucus)

Population: 2000/3,076,000 - 2050/3,018,000 (139 nation in 2050 population)
Christian 94.4%, 8.7%
Fertility Rate: 2000/1.72 - 2050/1.85
Median Age: 2000/30.3 - 2050/43

12 - Moldova (Eastern Europe)

Populaion: 2000/4,100,000 - 2050/2,734,000 (142 nation in 2050 population)
Christian 73.4%, Evangelical 3.7%
Fertility Rate: 2000/1.5 - 2050/1.85
Median Age: 2000/32.2 - 2050/44.7

FORMER SOVIET UNION RESOURCES


1 - RUSSIA (Former Soviet Union, Euroasia)

Population - 2000/146,670,000 -  2050/116,097,000 - decline m (15 nation in population)
Life expectancy: 62 years (men), 74 years (women) (UN)
GNI per capita: US $9,370 (World Bank, 2009)

Russia emerged from a decade of post-Soviet economic and political turmoil to reassert itself as a world power. Spanning nine time zones, Russia is the largest country on earth in terms of surface area, although large tracts in the north and east are inhospitable and sparsely populated. This vast Eurasian land mass covers more than 17m sq km, with a climate ranging from the Arctic north to the generally temperate south.  Income from vast natural resources, above all oil and gas, have helped Russia overcome the economic collapse of 1998. Russia's economic power lies in its key natural resources - oil and gas.The state-run gas monopoly Gazprom is the world's largest producer and exporter, and supplies a growing share of Europe's needs. Economic strength has allowed Vladimir Putin to enhance state control over political institutions and the media, buoyed by extensive public support for his policies as prime minister, president and now prime minister again. Around 59.7 million Russians use the internet (Internetworldstats, June 2010). The web is less tightly controlled than traditional media, and opposition forces have found a home online. The most popular online sources are portals, blogging platforms and social networks.

Russia - Google Directory

Russia - Wikipedia

Russia - CIA World Factbook

Russia - U.S. State Department

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Russia - BBC Country Profile

Russia - Answers.com

2 - UZBEKISTAN (Former Soviet Union, Central Asia)

Population: 2000/24,776,000 -  2050/36,439,000 (55 nation in 2050 population)

Uzbekistan is a landlocked nation. In 1991 Uzbekistan became a sovereign nation after more than a century of Russian rule - first as part of the Russian empire and then as a component of the Soviet Union. Positioned on the ancient Great Silk Road between Europe and Asia, cities such as Bukhara and Samarkand, famed for their architectural opulence, once flourished as trade and cultural centres. The country's political system is authoritarian, and its human rights record widely decried. Uzbekistan is the most populous Central Asian country and has the largest armed forces. There is no legal political opposition and the media is tightly controlled by the state. A UN report has described the use of torture as "systematic".

Uzbekistan - Google Directory

Uzbekistan - Wikipedia

Uzbekistan - CIA World Factbook

Uzbekistan - U.S. State Department

Uzbekistan - BBC Country Profile

Uzbekistan - Information Please

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3 - UKRAINE (Former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, Non-European Union)

Population: 2000/48,870,000 - 2050/35,026,000 (56 nation in 2050 population)

Ukraine gained independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and has since veered between seeking closer integration with Western Europe and reconciliation with Russia, which supplies most of the country's energy. Europe's second largest country, Ukraine is a land of wide, fertile agricultural plains, with large pockets of heavy industry in the east. While Ukraine and Russia share common historical origins, the west of the country has close ties with its European neighbours, particularly Poland, and Ukrainian nationalist sentiment is strongest there. A significant minority of the population of Ukraine are Russians or use Russian as their first language. Russian influence is particularly strong in the industrialised east, as well as in Crimea, an autonomous republic on the Black Sea which was part of Russia until 1954. The Russian Black Sea Fleet is based there. Crimea is also the homeland of the Crimean Tatars whom Stalin accused of collaborating with the Nazis and deported to Central Asia in 1944. More than 250,000 have returned since the late 1980s.

Ukraine - Google Directory

Ukraine - Wikipedia

Ukraine - CIA World Factbook

Ukraine - U.S. State Department

Ukraine - Information Please

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Ukraine - BBC Country Profile

Ukraine - Lonely Planet Travel Guide

4 - KAZAKHSTAN (Former Soveit Union, Central Asia)

Populalation: 2000/6,173,000 - 2050/11,111,000 (87 nation in 2050 population)

Kazakhstan is a huge landlocked country the size of Western Europe, and has vast mineral resources and enormous economic potential. The varied landscape stretches from the mountainous, heavily populated regions of the east to the sparsely populated, energy-rich lowlands in the west, and from the industrialised north, with its Siberian climate and terrain, through the arid, empty steppes of the centre, to the fertile south. Ethnically the country is as diverse, with the Kazakhs making up over half the population, the Russians comprising just over a quarter, and smaller minorities of Uzbeks, Koreans, Chechens and others accounting for the rest.

Kazakhstan - Google Directory

Kazakhstan - Wikipedia

Kazakhstan - CIA World Factbook

Kazakhstan - U.S. State Department

Kazakhstan - BBC Country Profile

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5 - TAJIKISTAN (Former Soviet Union, Central Asia)

Populalation: 2000/6,173,000 - 2050/11,111,000 (87 nation in 2050 population)

Tajikistan was a former Soviet republic, Tajikistan plunged into civil war almost as soon as it became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991. Nearly half of Tajikistan's population is under 14 years of age. A landlocked rugged, mountainous country, with lush valleys to the south and north, it is Central Asia's poorest nation. Tajiks are the country's largest ethnic group, with Uzbeks making up a quarter of the population, over half of which is employed in agriculture and just one-fifth in industry. Lake Sarez Lake Sarez, high up in Taijkistan's rugged Pamir mountains The Tajik language is very close to Persian, spoken in Iran, and to Dari, spoken in Afghanistan.

Tajikistan - Google Directory

Tajikistan - Wikipedia

Tajikistan - CIA World Factbook

Tajkistan - U.S. State Department

Tajikistan - Information Please

Images of Tajikistan

Tajikistan - BBC Country Profile

6 - AZERBAIJAN (Former Soviet Union, Caucus)

Population: 2000/8,121,000 - 2050/10,579,000 (93 nation in 2050 population)

Landlocked, oil-rich Azerbaijan gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 amid political turmoil and against a backdrop of violence in Nagorno-Karabakh. It has been famed for its oil springs and natural gas sources since ancient times, when Zoroastrians, for whom fire is an important symbol, erected temples around burning gas vents in the ground. In the 19th century this part of the Russian empire experienced an unprecedented oil boom which attracted international investment. By the beginning of the 20th century Azerbaijan was supplying almost half of the world's oil.Azerbaijan has large gas reserves too. As the Soviet Union collapsed, the predominantly Armenian population of the Nagorno-Karabakh region stated their intention to secede from Azerbaijan. War broke out. Backed by troops and resources from Armenia proper, the Armenians of Karabakh took control of the region and surrounding territory. In 1994 a ceasefire was signed. About one-seventh of Azerbaijan's territory remains occupied, while 800,000 refugees and internally displaced persons are scattered around the country.

Azerbaijan - Google Directory

Azerbaijan - Wikipedia

Azerbaijan - CIA World Factbook

Azerbaijan - U.S. State Department

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Azerbaijan - BBC Country Profile

Azerbaijan - Information Please

7 - BELARUS (Former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, Non-European Union)

Population: 2000/10,054,000 - 2050/7,275,000 (112 nation in 2050 population)

Belarus' present borders were established during the turmoil of World War II. The former Soviet republic was occupied by the Nazis between 1941 and 1944, when it lost 2.2 million people, including most of its large Jewish population. There are about 400,000 ethnic Poles living in the west of the country. Belarus remains heavily dependent on Russia to meet its own energy needs and a considerable proportion of Russian oil and gas exports to Europe pass through it. Russia's role as a major energy supplier to the rest of Europe and Belarus's position as a key transit country have come under the spotlight several times since 2006, when tensions first arose between Moscow and Minsk over the price of Russian gas and Belarus's privileged access to duty-free oil.

Belarus - Google Directory

Belarus - Wikipedia

Belarus - Official Website

Belarus - U.S. State Department

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Belarus - BBC Country Profile

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8 - KYRGZSTAN (Former Soveit Union, Cental Asia)

Population: 2000/4,955,000 - 2050/6,882,000 (113 nation in 2050 population)

Kyrgzstan is a landlocked, Central Asian state bordering China, and became an independent nation with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. It has some oil and gas and a developing gold mining sector, but relies on imports for most of its energy needs. Resentment at widespread poverty and ethnic divisions between north and south occasionally spill over into violence, and the country's first two post-Soviet presidents were swept from power by popular discontent.

Kyrgzstan - Google Directory

Kyrgzstan - Wikipedia

Kyrgzstan - CIA World Factbook

Kyrgzstan - U.S. State Department

Kyrgzstan - Information Please

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Kyrgzstan - BBC Country Profile

9 - TURKENISTAN (Former Soveit Union, Central Asia)

Population: 2000/4,502,000 - 2050/6,796,000 (115 nation in 2050 population)

The landlocked nation of Turkmenistan is made up mainly of desert and has the smallest population of the five former Soviet republics in Central Asia.The government is autocratic, but the strict isolation imposed by eccentric dictator Saparmurat Niyazov has lifted somewhat after his death. The country says it has the world's fifth largest estimated reserves of natural gas. Despite its gas wealth, much of Turkmenistan's population is still impoverished. After independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 the country entered a period of isolation that has only recently begun to end.

Turkmenistan - Google Directory

Turkmenistan - Wikipedia

Turkmenistan - CIA World Factbook

Turkmenistan - U.S. State Department

Turkmenistan - BBC Country Profile

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10 - GEORGIA (Former Soviet Union, Western Asia, Caucus)

Population: 2000/4,745,000 - 2050/3,267,000 (137 nation in 2050 population)

Situated at the strategically important crossroads where Europe meets Asia, Georgia has a unique and ancient cultural heritage, and is famed for its traditions of hospitality and cuisine. Over the centuries, Georgia was the object of rivalry between Persia, Turkey and Russia, before being eventually annexed by Russia in the 19th century. Since emerging from the collapsing Soviet Union as an independent state in 1991, Georgia has again become the arena of conflicting interests, this time between the US and a revived Russia. Tense relations with Russia have been further exacerbated by Moscow's support for the separatist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The US has a major strategic interest in the country, having invested heavily in an oil pipeline from Azerbaijan via Georgia to Turkey. The Georgian armed forces have been receiving US training and support. Increasing US economic and political influence in the country has long been a source of concern for the Kremlin, as have Georgia's aspirations to join NATO and the EU.

Georgia - Google Directory

Georgia - Wikipedia

Georgia - Official Government Website

Georgia - Information Please

Georgia - BBC Country Profile

11 - ARMENIA (Former Soviet Union, Western Asia, Caucus)

Population: 2000/3,076,000 - 2050/3,018,000 (139 nation in 2050 population)

Landlocked Armenia is a sovereign nation and a member of the United Nations.

Armenia - Google Directory

Armenia - Wikipedia

Armenia - U.S. State Department

Armenia - Google News

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Armenia = Information Please

Armenia - Ethnologue

Armenia - World Atlas

12 - MOLDOVA (Former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, Non-European Union)

Populaion: 2000/4,100,000 - 2050/2,734,000 (142 nation in 2050 population)

The landlocked nation of Moldova is sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine, Moldova became an independent nation following the collapse of the USSR in 1991. The bulk of it, between the rivers Dniester and Prut, is made up of an area formerly known as Bessarabia. This territory was annexed by the USSR in 1940 following the carve-up of Romania in the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact between Hitler's Germany and Stalin's USSR. Two-thirds of Moldovans are of Romanian descent, the languages are virtually identical and the two countries share a common cultural heritage.

Moldova - Google Directory

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Moldova - CIA World Factbook

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