Russia's main allies are India, China, Belarus, Iran and Syria. Though Russia is not a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, it is a member of the related Partnership for Peace program, which establishes some ties to full members of NATO.Know More
Russia and India have been close allies for many decades. The two countries have a formal declaration of strategic partnership that applies to political relations, counter-terrorism, defense, nuclear energy and space exploration.
China and Russia have become close since the Soviet Union was dissolved. As of 2014, they have not declared a formal alliance, but trade is strong between the two countries, particularly in military hardware. China has also formally declared its support for Russia's invasion of Crimea.
Russia has a formal alliance with Belarus entitled the Union of Russia and Belarus. This joins the two countries in a similar manner to members of a federation.
As of 2014, Russia still has ties with some former Soviet Union states by way of the Commonwealth of Independent States. There is no guarantee of good relations between Russia and other member states, as evidenced by its military invasions of the Ukraine and of former member state Georgia.
Russia is also a member of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the North Atlantic Cooperation Council.Learn more about Modern Europe
As of February 2015, three major problems facing Russia include poor social cohesion, weak institutions and a growing need for energy production. This country also faces other problems including pollution and alcohol-related complications.Full Answer >
Nicholas II was the last tsar of Russia under the Romanov rule. Nicholas II's handling of the government reaction to Bloody Sunday and World War I eventually led to the Bolsheviks taking over the country and executing him.Full Answer >
The British took over India due to the vast commercial and financial interests and opportunities within the region. In 1757 the British East India Company defeated Newab of Bengal, effectively bringing to the region not only British commercial power, but British military power.Full Answer >
The Triple Entente consisted of Great Britain, France and Russia. It was formed through a variety of different diplomatic agreements and treaties between the three countries in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and helped smooth over previous rivalries the three countries had with one another. The Triple Entente stood as a counterbalance to the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy.Full Answer >