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The wolf "Zabivaka", meaning "the one who scores", was chosen by Russians as the official mascot of the World Cup 2018. More than a million people took part in the vote. The wolf received 52.8% of the votes ahead of the cat and the tiger in a spacesuit. Stavropol was recognized as the most well-organized city in Russia as a result of the All-Russian competition "The most well-organized city (rural settlement) of Russia" held in 2015. The second place was taken by Ufa and Khabarovsk, Krasnoyarsk took the third place. According to the report on the competitiveness of the world economies, made by the experts of the World Economic Forum, the Russian roads are among the worst in the world (123rd place out of 138 countries). In 2015, about 35 thousand people were killed in road accidents on the roads of Russia. According to the study "Measuring the health-related Sustainable Development Goals" conducted by the medical journal "The Lancet", Russia is in the 119th place near Syria, Ukraine and Belarus. The main problems: alcohol, suicide, HIV, and violence in society. The average daily oil production in Russia has reached the maximum values for the past 25 years. Since the beginning of September, it exceeded 11 million barrels per day. The best time to freeze the level of oil production and push oil prices up. More notes from Russia »
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Nick asks: When is the best time of the year and the best way for a foreigner to visit Karelia?
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Karelia is beautiful at any time of the year. However, most of the tourists visit Karelia in summer because at this time of the year you can get to the main attractions (Kizhi, Valaam, Solovki) by water. Navigation is open from mid-May to mid-September.

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