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17 August, 2017  // In June 2017, according to the Joint Organisations Data Initiative, Russia produced 10.323 million barrels of oil per day, 253,000 more than Saudi Arabia. The third largest oil producer was the US (9.320). In December-July, about 40% of the Russian federal budget revenues were received from selling oil and natural gas.

5 August, 2017  // In January-May 2017, 679.2 thousand children were born in Russia (762.5 thousand in the same period in 2016) - the number of births fell by almost 11%. This is mainly due to the fact that young families are afraid of having children because of economic difficulties.

20 July, 2017  // Russia remains one of the worst countries in the world for retirees. In the Global Retirement Index 2017 developed by Natixis Global Asset Management and CoreData Research, Russia is on the 40th place, after Mexico, China and Turkey. Only Brazil, Greece and India are below Russia.

11 July, 2017  // The number of Russians living below the poverty line (income below the living wage) increased by 2 million in Q1 2017 - to 22 million (15%). June 22, the government raised the living wage to 9,909 Rubles per month (about $ 165). So you can imagine how "rich" are those with income higher than this amount.

26 June, 2017  // For the first time in history, the women's national team of Russia in chess (Alexandra Kosteniuk, Catherine Lagno, Valentina Gunina, Alexandra Goryachkina, Olga Giri) won the World Team Championship held in Khanty-Mansiysk. The second place was taken by the team of China, the third - Georgia.

4 June, 2017  // "Green Patrol" has compiled an environmental rating of the regions of Russia for the winter of 2016-2017. Tambov oblast, the Altai Republic and Altai krai were the cleanest, while the Chelyabinsk, Sverdlovsk, Leningrad, and Moscow regions were the dirtiest (the purity of air and water, number of emissions of harmful substances, responsibility of authorities, activity of local public organizations).

22 May, 2017  // 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.

25 April, 2017  // 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.

8 April, 2017  // 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.

20 March, 2017  // 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.

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