Russia is №1 in the world in natural gas production.
Russia is №1 in the world in natural gas exports.
Russia is №1/2 in the world in production of oil.
Russia is № 5 in the world in purchasing power parity (according to Gross Domestic Product, GDP).
Russia is № 4 in the world in terms of reserves.
At the end of 2012 Russia was № 8 among the world’s largest exporters.
Russia is № 5 in the world among largest steel producers.
Russia is № 2 in the world (after the United States) in arms export, controlling about 20% of the world market.
Russia was № 2 in the world in the export of grain in 2011/2012. Russia supports charity: grain is delivered free of charge to the countries in need.
Russia has the largest territory occupied by the black earth. However, most of the territory of Russia is bad for farming, but this fact does not prevent Russia from occasionally beating all records in production and export of grain.
Russia is № 4 in the world in production of electricity.
Russia holds 40% of the world market for uranium enrichment services.
Russia controls 20% of uranium deposits in the United States.
10% of U.S. electricity is produced from Russian uranium.
Russia has the world’s largest icebreaker fleet.
Sources : Rosstat, Central Bank of Russia, Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of Russia, Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, The World Bank, World Trade Organization (WTO), CIA USA (World Factbook), RIA , Centre for Analysis of World Arms Trade (CAWAT), Rosatom, National Nuclear Security Administration (USA).