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In 2018, the trade turnover between Russia and China increased by 27.1% and amounted to 107 billion USD. Exports from China grew by 12% (47.97 billion), imports of Russian goods grew by 42.7% (59.08 billion). China mainly exported electromechanical industry products and imported oil, coal, and lumber. According to the preliminary assessment of the Accounts Chamber of Russia, inflation in 2018 was higher than the forecast - 4.2%, GDP growth was lower - 1.5%, growth in real incomes of citizens turned out to be almost zero - 0-0.4%. 2019 is likely to be even worse. In 2018, according to RIA Novosti, the average family in Russia spends 31.2% of its budget on food. For comparison, in the UK this figure is 10%, France - 13.4%, Poland - 24.3%, Ukraine - 50.9%. As a rule, the lower is the share of spending on food, the higher is the standard of living in the country. In 2019, 144,583 foreigners will be allowed to get Russian work permits, about 20% less than in 2018. Priority professions: mining, construction, repair works; workers in large and small industrial enterprises; workers in the metalworking and engineering industries. According to the survey conducted by SuperJob among the drivers of 37 largest cities in Russia, people are most satisfied with the quality of roads in Tyumen, Naberezhnye Chelny, Moscow, Kemerovo, Novokuznetsk. The worst roads are in Kirov, Irkutsk, Saratov, Ryazan, Vladivostok. More notes from Russia »
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Here are some official figures. In 2017, the total number of crimes registered in St. Petersburg was about 50,000: murders and attempted murders - 198, thefts - 19,000, drugs - 12,000, burglaries - 1,900, robbery attacks - 400, rapes - 51. According to Europe: Crime Index 2018 by NUMBEO, St. Petersburg has almost the same Crime and Safety Indexes as Berlin, Germany.

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