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In 2018, according to The General Administration for Traffic Safety, 168,099 vehicle crashes occurred in Russia: 18,214 people died, 214,853 were injured. The leaders in the number of victims: Krasnodar Krai (1,053 dead), Moscow Region (938), Rostov Region (554), Republic of Bashkiria (550), Moscow (465). As of 2017, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment, the estimated cost of resources of Russia ($ 1 = 65 Rubles): forests - $ 85 billion, surface and groundwater - $ 7.5 billion, wildlife - $ 10 million, oil - $ 609 billion, natural gas - $ 174 billion, coking coal - $ 31 billion, iron ore - $ 13 billion, diamonds - $ 8 billion. In 2018, according to the Association of Communication Agencies of Russia, the volume of the Internet advertising market overtook TV for the first time. Online advertising has grown by 22% - to 203 billion rubles (about 3 billion USD), TV advertising - by 9%, to 187 billion rubles. In 2018, according to The Wealth Report 2019 presented by Knight Frank, the number of people in Russia owning a fortune of more than $ 30 million increased by 7% (the highest growth rate in the world) and reached 1.5 thousand (22nd place). The number of billionaires - 101 (5th place). According to a survey conducted by the analytical agency "Autostat" on February 21-25, 2019, 42% of Russians spend more than 4,000 rubles (60 USD) on car fuel every month, 20.6% - 3,000-4,000 rubles, 17.2% - 2,000-3,000 rubles. On average, a Russian driver travels more than 20 km a day. More notes from Russia »
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Krista asks: I would like to ask firstly where to find my mums Birth records. She was born then called (sorry for the spellings) Siberia, Tomsk, Krevoshanya, small place called Yelezaryeva. And secondly - my nan was born on the 1932 in Saratov, think it was the NORKA. Can someone please direct me where to start? Thank you in advance
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You should try to get in contact with the state archives of the Tomsk region and the Saratov region. You can use Google Translate to translate sites automatically.

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