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According to VCIOM, 12% of Russians watch Game of Thrones (31% among 18-24-year-olds) and 8% plan to do it. 71% aren't going to watch this series (86% among 60+ year-olds). 80% of watchers like the series (96% among 18-24-year-olds). Favorite characters: Daenerys Targaryen and Tyrion Lannister (12% each), Jon Snow (11%), Arya Stark (6%). From 2011 to 2018, according to the Ministry of Health, alcohol consumption almost halved in Russia - from 18 to 9.3 liters. However, this doesn't mean that in reality people drink less. It is about only legal alcohol, while almost 30% of vodka in the country is illegal, not to mention moonshine becoming more popular as the population gets poorer. In 2018, according to Forbes, the wealth of the 200 richest Russians increased by $11 billion and reached $496 billion, which exceeds Russia's gold and currency reserves ($489 billion) and savings of the entire Russian population in banks ($430 billion). In Q1 2019, real disposable income of the population, according to Rosstat, decreased by 2.3%. In 2018, according to The General Administration for Traffic Safety, 168,099 vehicle crashes occurred in Russia: 18,214 people died, 214,853 were injured. The leaders in the number of victims: Krasnodar Krai (1,053 dead), Moscow Region (938), Rostov Region (554), Republic of Bashkiria (550), Moscow (465). As of 2017, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment, the estimated cost of resources of Russia ($ 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. More notes from Russia »
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Rasmus asks: How much would be 1,400 Russian rubles in 1714 in today's euros/dollars?
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I have found retail prices for beef in 1718 and used this indicator. By rough estimate, the difference is about 10,000%, so 1,400 Rubles in 1714 is 14,000,000 Rubles in 2019 or about 215,000 USD (65 Rubles per 1 USD).

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