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In 2017, the first signs of a shortage of personnel appeared on the Russian labor market. The number of working people decreased by 500,000 - down to 76.3 million. The number of unemployed decreased even more than the number of officially employed and amounted to 5.2%. On February 24, 2018, the open All-Russian competitions in winter sports begin. Participants will compete in ski races, bobsled, biathlon, speed skating, and short track. Many of them are Russian Olympians, who did not receive invitations to the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang. Special games for special athletes. According to World Justice Project, Russia took 89th place out of 113 in the Rule of Law Index based on 44 indicators: restriction of powers of government institutions, absence of corruption, openness of government, protection of fundamental rights, security and order, enforcement, civil and criminal justice. In 2017, in Russia, for the first time in five years, there was a natural decline in the population (134.4 thousand people). The reason was the drop in the birth rate by 10.7% - a relatively small generation born in the late 1990s enters its reproductive age. In 2017, sales of new cars and light commercial vehicles in Russia increased by 11.9% (1.596 million units). Growth occurred for the first time in four years. The most popular cars: Kia Rio, Lada (Granta, Vesta, Largus, Xray), Hyundai (Solaris, Creta), Volkswagen Polo, Renault Duster, Toyota RAV4. More notes from Russia »
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Walter asks: Hello again. How long it takes to travel from Moscow to Saransk by car? Is the road ok? can we trust google info?
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It takes about 11 hours to go from Moscow to Saransk by car, the distance is about 689 km. We don't recommend long distance traveling around Russia by car. This is not safe, the quality of roads leaves much to be desired, plus drivers in Russia are not very disciplined. The safest and cheapest way is to go by train. Free trains will be available during the World Cup.

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