|Transparency International presented Corruption Perceptions Index 2015. Russia ranked 119 out of 168, and was mentioned among the European countries with the most difficult corruption situation, where "bribery often goes hand in hand with repression." Also the Russian authorities "strangle" civil society and independent media, which are intended to prevent corruption.||In 2015, the Russians witnessed a spike in prices. Although official inflation in 11 months was only 12.1%, the prices of many consumer goods and services increased by 30-50%. And it is not the end. Experts estimate that in 2016 food will rise in price by 10-15%, gasoline - 7%, electronics and household appliances - 10-15%, catering - 30%, airline tickets - 10%.||Russia's Sofia Nikitchuk ranked second on the beauty contest "Miss World 2015". Mireia Lalaguna Royo from Spain became the winner. Of course there is nothing more painful than to take second place but still a very good result.||Russia increases oil production and exports against the backdrop of falling oil prices. During 11 months of 2015, Russia exported abroad 222.808 million tons, which is 8.5% higher than the same period last year. In November, oil exports from Russia increased by 10% and amounted to 19.976 million tons.||The most sober regions in Russia are Chechnya, Ingushetia, Dagestan. The most drinkers regions are the Jewish, Nenets, Magadan regions. The rating was calculated by the number of patients with alcoholism, power of anti-alcohol legislation, volume of sales of vodka and beer, deaths from alcohol poisoning, crimes committed while intoxicated.||More notes from Russia »|
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