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Russian traveler Fyodor Konyukhov started his round the world balloon flight in Australia. The balloon named "Morton" will fly at an altitude of 5-10 km from west to east for about two weeks and cover a distance of about 33-35 thousand km. In January-May 2016, according to China Customs, Russia came in the first place for the supply of oil to China increasing it by 42% to 22.17 million tons. Saudi Arabia is in the second place (21.88 million tons), Angola - in the third place (18.51 million tons). According to the 2016 Global Peace Index, Russia is at the end of the list of the most peaceful and safest countries (152th out of 162). Russia is the third most militarized countries in the world, only slightly behind Israel and North Korea, the United States is in fourth place. Russian national football team is the second "oldest" team participating in UEFA EURO 2016 after Ireland. The average age of the players is 28.8 years. England and Germany have the "youngest" teams in the tournament (25.4 years). In 2015, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, tourists from Russia spent 35 billion USD during holidays abroad, about 30% less than in 2014. Russians are on the sixth place in the world on this indicator. More notes from Russia »
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Zepphoria asks: I have a 50000 Russian note, the date seems to be 2000, down on the right hand corner? in good condition, is it worth anything and is out of circulation?
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50,000 rubles banknotes were in circulation in Russia from 1995 to 1997. Perhaps you have 50,000 Belorussian rubles that were issued in 2000. The pictures of all 50,000 banknotes. None of them are in circulation now and don't worth much. So you can keep it as a nice souvenir.

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