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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. Over the past five years, according to the Ministry of Justice, marriages have become less common in Russia. In 2018, there were 967,056 marriages, 8% less than in 2017 (1,049,224) and 21% less than in 2013 (1,226,353). The number of divorces - 613,042 in 2018, 12% less than in 2013 (696,688). More notes from Russia »
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Rys asks: Hello, asking about Paratunka, Kamchatka. What app should I use to find prices in all small hotels and motels in there? And is there any ATMs in there? or better take out money in PK? Thank you
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Check the following lists of hotels available in Paratunka, Kamchatka (first, second, third). You should better take cash (Russian rubles) as the number of ATMs is minimal (found only 1).

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