30 years of the Russian Federation

Statista overview report on politics and society in Russia after the dissolution of the Soviet Union

30 years of the Russian Federation

December 2021 marks 30 years since the dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), which led to the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR) becoming known as the Russian Federation, or simply: Russia. Emerging from a period of economic and political crisis, Russia now has the sixth-largest economy worldwide (based on GDP in purchasing power standards) and plays a major role in global politics. This report looks at how Russia got to where it stands today, focusing on current trends in its domestic politics, international relations, and society.

Statistics and surveys in this study, which were obtained from domestic and international sources, can be used to analyze Russian market attractiveness and consumer behavior from a political and societal perspective as well as to evaluate the applicability of global trends in the country.

Table of contents

Internal affairs

  • Dissolution of the USSR
  • Political leadership
  • Economic development
  • Business and the state

Russia and the world
  • The West-to-East shift
  • External trade
  • Military power
  • Impact of sanctions

Modern Russian society
  • Demographic crisis
  • Sporting events
  • Generation Z
  • Post-Soviet nostalgia

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