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1.9 mln people died in Russia in 2014, primarily, from diseases of cardiovascular system and old age. But there are other reasons: 64548 - myocardial infarction, 39431 - pneumonia, 27066 - suicides, 20612 - road accidents, 20232 - diabetes, 14816 - tuberculosis, 13097 - homicide, 12879 - HIV, 12504 - liver diseases related to alcohol. At the ongoing Expo Milano 2015 hosted by Milan, Italy (May 1 - October 31), the Russian pavilion has become one of the five most popular. About 450 thousand people learned not only about the natural riches of Russia, but also tasted the national cuisine and traditional drinks. Today, Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. It is a joyous and sad holiday. We want to honor the memory of all those killed in this hopefully last world war. Russia is on the 64th place in the ranking "World Happiness Report 2015". To measure the level of happiness, experts used a number of indicators: economic (GDP per capita), social (social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, perceptions of corruption) and moral (generosity). "Soyuz TMA-16M" spacecraft has been launched from Baikonur cosmodrome to the ISS. The crew includes Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko and the U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly. The expedition of Kornienko and Kelly will last one year. More notes from Russia »
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bill asks: I have been talking with a girl from Yoshkar Ola for over nine months, we met in person and spent 8 really nice days together, now that we have returned I want her to come to America and she also wants to spend more time with me. So what are the chances to receive a visa? Also it was very respectful and I was happy for that but I wonder if Russian girls are a bit stand offish about holding hands or regular physical contact
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It is true that the US officials can be very strict when issuing visas. You should check the site of the US embassy to Russia to get the latest info. About the second question, all this is very individual and depends largely on the person.

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