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1. Although well educated and skilled, it is largely mismatched to the rapidly changing needs of the Russian economy.
2. Russia has one of the highest prison population rates in the world, at 628 per 100,000.
3. Russia is now the world's third largest exporter of steel and primary aluminum.
4. Because great emphasis is placed on science and technology in education, Russian medical, mathematical, scientific, and space and aviation research is still generally of a high order.
5. About 7 million students attended Russia's 1,090 institutions of higher education in 2006, but continued reform is critical to producing students with skills to adapt to a market economy.
6. Russia's leaders put renewed emphasis on promoting innovation as key to economic modernization as well as on the need to diversify the economy away from oil and gas.
7. Russia has proposed a mobile pan-European missile defense system that would function similarly, although it would not violate the ABM treaty.
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1. The Russian Federation After the December 1991 dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Russian Federation became its successor state, inheriting its permanent seat on the UN Security Council, as well as the bulk of its foreign assets and debt.
2. Catherine the Great continued Peter's expansionist policies and established Russia as a European power.
3. The Russian constitution provides for freedom of religion, the equality of all religions before the law, and the separation of church and state.