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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. The Republic of Buryatia and Zabaykalsky Krai were transferred from the Siberian Federal District to the Far Eastern Federal District. The decree on these changes was signed by the President of Russia on November 3, 2018. The reasons are not specified. According to VCIOM, Russians think that the most prestigious professions are medical doctors (26% of respondents), teachers (16%), lawyers (14%), IT specialists (12%), skilled workers (11%). At the same time, the most profitable professions in Russia are lawyers, politicians, oil industry workers, entrepreneurs, bankers, and civil servants. According to SuperJob, the top Russian cities for career building are Moscow (74% of respondents think it is the best city for their careers), St. Petersburg (72%), Tyumen (66%), Yekaterinburg (59%), Krasnodar (57%). The anti-leaders are Omsk and Tolyatti (16%), Volgograd (18%), Kirov and Novokuznetsk (20%), Saratov (23%). 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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