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The draw for the final stage of World Cup 2018 will take place in the Moscow Kremlin on December 1, 2017. The tournament will be held from June 14 to July 15 in 11 cities: Moscow, Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Volgograd, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don, Sochi, and Yekaterinburg. In 2016, Russia increased oil and gas condensate production by 2.5% and reached a record high of 547.499 million tons. In December, the average daily oil production reached 11.208 million barrels. Exports amounted to 235.813 million tonnes, which is 7% higher than in 2015. During the first 11 months of 2016, natural gas exports from Russia increased by 30.8% and amounted to 176.7 billion cubic meters. Oil exports increased by 5.1% - 233.7 million tons. Today, about 1/3 of the natural gas consumed in Europe comes from Russia. According to "Romir", the majority of Russians, about 60%, is going to celebrate New Year at home with family, 25% - at a party with friends, 10% - in a restaurant or while traveling (2% abroad), 4% have no plans, and 2% are going to work. Russia will join OPEC and reduce oil production in the amount of up to 300,000 barrels per day in the first half of 2017, if the cartel fulfills their obligations. Today, Russia produces a record amount of oil - about 11 million barrels per day. More notes from Russia »
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