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14 June, 2018  // June 14, the World Cup 2018 starts in Russia. In 2013-2018, the official costs for its preparation amounted to 683 billion rubles (about 13.2 billion USD): 39% - sports infrastructure, 33% - transport infrastructure, 17% - operating costs for the organization, 11% - other infrastructure (housing, medical, energy).

2 June, 2018  // In March 2018, according to Rosstat, the lowest average wages in Russia were in the manufacture of clothes (18,679 rubles - about 300 USD per month), leather goods (21,566), furniture (21,935). The highest wages were in the production of crude oil and natural gas (127,431), tobacco products (115,367), petroleum products (114,264).

17 May, 2018  // According to World Urbanization Prospects 2018 of the United Nations, by 2050, the population of Russia will be about 132.7 million people, of which 110.6 million - in cities (83.3%). The rural population will decrease from 36.7 to 22.1 million. In 2017, the population of Russia was 144.5 million.

9 May, 2018  // The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has worsened the economic forecast for Russia's GDP growth. In 2018 and 2019, the growth rate of the Russian economy will remain at the level of 2017 - about 1.5%. The main risks are the same and related to oil prices, the lack of business reforms and geopolitical tensions.

28 April, 2018  // In March 2018, according to the Central Bank of Russia, the average rate on mortgage housing loans in rubles reached a record low - 9.64%. In total, 118,700 loans were granted for 234.7 billion rubles. Thus, on average, one loan amounted to 2 million rubles (33,000 USD). In 2017, mortgage rates in Russia for the first time fell below 10%.

14 April, 2018  // In Q1 2018, according to autostat.ru, 294,700 foreign cars were sold in Russia, 22,3% more than in Q1 2017. The most popular models: Kia Rio (25,370, +20.2%), crossover Hyundai Creta (15,764, +39%), sedan Hyundai Solaris (14,470, +14.2%), sedan Volkswagen Polo (11,558, +14.4%), crossover Renault Duster (10,270, +19.4%).

7 April, 2018  // According to GoCompare.com, residents of Moscow spend the most time in Europe in traffic jams (91 hours per year), ahead of London (73) and Paris (65). In the top 10 there are four other Russian cities: Krasnodar (56), St. Petersburg (53), Sochi (49), Nizhny Novgorod (47).

26 March, 2018  // On Sunday, March 25, in the shopping and entertainment center "Winter Cherry" in Kemerovo there was a severe fire, more than 60 people were killed. This tragedy became the second largest fire in present Russia in terms of the number of victims. Our condolences to the families and friends of the dead and injured.

16 March, 2018  // In 2017, the first signs of a shortage of personnel appeared on the Russian labor market. The number of working people decreased by 500,000 - down to 76.3 million. The number of unemployed decreased even more than the number of officially employed and amounted to 5.2%.

24 February, 2018  // On February 24, 2018, the open All-Russian competitions in winter sports begin. Participants will compete in ski races, bobsled, biathlon, speed skating, and short track. Many of them are Russian Olympians, who did not receive invitations to the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang. Special games for special athletes.

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