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There are a lot of sites and open databases on the Internet. Just Google: "statistics", "statistics for education", "online databases" etc.

Useful websites

CIA World Factbook (updated statistics about all the countries; also information about history, geography, politics etc.)

CIA World Factbook (kml-version for visualization in Google Earth)

FAOSTAT (data on food production in the World)

INSPIRE geoportal (about making databases on spatial information)

International Disaster Database (EM-DAT) (data on natural and technological disasters)

Millennium Development Goals (a range of school subjects)

National Statistical Agencies - Worldwide

NationMaster (The countries are ranked according to their positions in the world hierarchy. Beware that some of the numbers are old - the site is not updated as often as it used to be. Useful statistics on crime, fat people, corruption etc. which are not easy to find else where.) 

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (economic data of OECD countries)

United Nations Commission for Europe (UNECE offers data on all European Countries including Russia. Easy access to charts, tables and maps. number might be a little old.)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP has a lot of development indicators like the World Bank. UNDP developed the Human Development Index, where countries are rated by an index combination of life expectancy, attendance in education and income. These index is often used in international statistics.)

Unesco Institute for Statistics (Being the educational institution in the UN, the site offers a wide range of tables and graphs relevant for education. Unfortunately you might have to make quite a few clicks before you find the numbers needed. Some of the pages are in French by default, but you generally gets an English version easy by choosing the english option. Check out the What's New section for recently added datasets.)

United Nations Environmental Statistics (database for relevant environmental indicators)

U.S. Geological Survey (data on earthquakes, vuocanos etc.)