|Russia has significantly increased the price for transportation of the U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station. The cost will be 71 million U.S. dollars, the previous price - $ 63 million. Nowadays, Russia is the only country in the world sending people to orbit and back. It is unlikely that Russia's monopoly will last a long time, private companies in the U.S. already deliver cargo to the ISS, manned private space ships - the next step.||Recently we have received a lot of comments about the plans of Sochi authorities to catch and kill a lot of stray animals. According to administration, the tender didn't take place because no bids were received. The authorities also reported that in the nearby village a shelter for stray animals will be opened soon. More info about the issue.||The Office of General Public Prosecutor of Russia presented a site dedicated to statistics of criminality in the country. And despite the fact that there is no full trust to such statistics, it is still possible to get some idea of crime in present Russia. In 2012, about 42% of crimes were committed by men aged 30-49 years. About 65% of the offenders had no regular source of income (at least officially). About 40% of the criminals of both sexes didn't even graduate from school. More info||Life expectancy in Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union has not changed significantly, but has grown up in the countries of the Eastern and Central Europe, former satellites of the USSR. In Russia, men life expectancy at birth was 63 years in the early 1990s, then declined to 58 in 2000, and in 2009 it rose to 62. For women, life expectancy in the same periods was, respectively, 74, 72 and 74 years.||March 23, Kremlin for the first time will take part in the environmental campaign "Earth Hour" - light will be extinguished for one hour in the official residence of the President of Russia. According to the World Wildlife Fund, 70 cities in Russia and about 20 million people are going to take part in the campaign. The action takes place in Russia for the fifth time.||More notes from Russia »|
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