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Russia remains one of the worst countries in the world for retirees. In the Global Retirement Index 2017 developed by Natixis Global Asset Management and CoreData Research, Russia is on the 40th place, after Mexico, China and Turkey. Only Brazil, Greece and India are below Russia. The number of Russians living below the poverty line (income below the living wage) increased by 2 million in Q1 2017 - to 22 million (15%). June 22, the government raised the living wage to 9,909 Rubles per month (about $ 165). So you can imagine how "rich" are those with income higher than this amount. For the first time in history, the women's national team of Russia in chess (Alexandra Kosteniuk, Catherine Lagno, Valentina Gunina, Alexandra Goryachkina, Olga Giri) won the World Team Championship held in Khanty-Mansiysk. The second place was taken by the team of China, the third - Georgia. "Green Patrol" has compiled an environmental rating of the regions of Russia for the winter of 2016-2017. Tambov oblast, the Altai Republic and Altai krai were the cleanest, while the Chelyabinsk, Sverdlovsk, Leningrad, and Moscow regions were the dirtiest (the purity of air and water, number of emissions of harmful substances, responsibility of authorities, activity of local public organizations). A resident of Sochi became the owner of a record lottery win for Russia - 364,685,787 rubles (about 6.5 million USD). The winner of the lottery "6 out of 45" bought a ticket for 700 rubles, the winning combination - 11, 44, 26, 3, 22, 34. According to statistics, 15 lucky Russians become millionaires through lotteries every week. More notes from Russia »
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