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Broken Hammer & Sickle, Broken Education

In a recent UNICEF report, education in the former Soviet republics is not what it used to be. 
Millions of children in the ex-Soviet bloc have suffered a "catastrophic decline" in access to education since communism collapsed, the UN has warned.
More than 14m children in the region reach adulthood each year with little or no formal schooling, a report by the UN children's fund (Unicef) says.
If you are interested, the Public education expenditure as % of GDP is the Total public expenditure on education as a % of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the current and capital expenditures on education by local, regional and national governments, including municipalities (household contributions are excluded), expressed as a percentage of the gross domestic product. (Data Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics)
If you are interested even more, the link gives statistics on other countries.

Remember, since every country's GDP is a different starting number, one can't compare these percentages directly without looking at the total GDP.