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"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. In 2016, according to SIPRI, Russia ranked 3rd in the world in military spending ($ 69.2 billion) after the US ($ 611 billion) and China ($ 215 billion). The growth of military spending in Russia was contrary to the general trend of reducing these costs in the oil-producing countries after the cheapening of oil. According to Dalia Research, people in Russia are the world's biggest cat lovers. About 59% have at least one cat at home, 18% have two cats or more. A special love for cats in Russia is known for a long time and there are a number of social, climatic, historical reasons for explaining it. According to the World Happiness Report, Russia is on the 49th place, 7 places higher than in 2016, and 15 - than in 2015. It seems that people in Russia quickly get used to living in a crisis. Norway is on the 1st place and the last place is occupied by the Central African Republic. More notes from Russia »
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Floshka asks: I am going to Buryatia, Ulan-Ude for 3.5 weeks. However, I do not need to pay for lodging, I am staying at my friends place. How much money do I need then for expenses?
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In 2016, the average salary in Ulan-Ude was about 400-500 USD per month. So this sum will already be enough to live in this city for almost one month as in your case.

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