Today’s Needull explains ‘everything’ about Russia, from Politics to Geography to Economy to History, using 10 different maps. Let’s just say that your perception about Putin’s Russia won’t be the same after these 10 maps.
Many people think of maps in terms of their basic purpose: showing a country’s geography and topography. But maps can speak to all dimensions—political, military, and economic.
In fact, they are the first place to start thinking about a country’s strategy, which can reveal factors that are otherwise not obvious.
The 10 maps below show Russia’s difficult position since the Soviet Union collapsed and explain Putin’s long-term intentions in Europe.