The Russian embassy in Washington. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Since the standoff over a nerve agent attack on British soil began, some two dozen countries have expelled more than 150 Russian diplomats, with Russia responding in kind. But despite the expulsions, Russia’s diplomatic cupboard is far from bare.

By the numbers: Russia has 242 diplomatic posts in 145 countries around the world, according to the Lowy institute. Only the U.S., China and France have more. While Russia doesn’t release comparable data, the U.S. has 9,400 diplomats posted to its 273 overseas posts, per the BBC.

The ten countries with the largest diplomatic networks, per the Lowy Institute:

  1. USA
  2. China
  3. France
  4. Russia
  5. Japan
  6. Turkey
  7. U.K.
  8. Germany
  9. Brazil
  10. Spain

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