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A resident of Sochi became the owner of a record lottery win for Russia - 364,685,787 rubles (about 6.5 million USD). The winner of the lottery "6 out of 45" bought a ticket for 700 rubles, the winning combination - 11, 44, 26, 3, 22, 34. According to statistics, 15 lucky Russians become millionaires through lotteries every week. In 2016, according to SIPRI, Russia ranked 3rd in the world in military spending ($ 69.2 billion) after the US ($ 611 billion) and China ($ 215 billion). The growth of military spending in Russia was contrary to the general trend of reducing these costs in the oil-producing countries after the cheapening of oil. According to Dalia Research, people in Russia are the world's biggest cat lovers. About 59% have at least one cat at home, 18% have two cats or more. A special love for cats in Russia is known for a long time and there are a number of social, climatic, historical reasons for explaining it. According to the World Happiness Report, Russia is on the 49th place, 7 places higher than in 2016, and 15 - than in 2015. It seems that people in Russia quickly get used to living in a crisis. Norway is on the 1st place and the last place is occupied by the Central African Republic. According to the University of Lausanne, in Russia, there are 439 prisoners per 100 thousand people (642,500 in September 2015) - the highest rate in Europe. Most of them (27.8%) are convicted of murder. However, their number is steadily declining from a maximum of 1 million in the late 1990s. More notes from Russia »
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Summer asks: My dad used to work overseas back in 90s. He has here a 1993 10,000 Russian rubles. Does it still has worth? If there is, could it still be changed here in the Philippines (or in any country)?
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This banknote is not a valid means of payment and can not be exchanged. At current prices, it is 10 Russian rubles (about 0.2 US dollars). So you can just keep it as a souvenir.

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