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21 March, 2019  // 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.

11 March, 2019  // 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.

6 March, 2019  // 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).

3 March, 2019  // 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.

19 February, 2019  // 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).

10 February, 2019  // According to Levada-Center, 41% of Russians aged 18-24 would like to leave the country. In general, 17% of the population wants to emigrate. The most preferred countries for relocation are Germany, the US and Spain. The main reasons: to participate more actively in politics and be protected by law.

19 January, 2019  // In 2018, Russia climbed to the 5th place in the world gold reserves displacing China. They increased by 14.9% (275 tons) and amounted to 2,112 tons. The main reason is the diversification of international reserves and almost complete rejection of US government bonds (the amount decreased to 14 billion USD from 176 in 2010).

14 January, 2019  // In 2018, the trade turnover between Russia and China increased by 27.1% and amounted to 107 billion USD. Exports from China grew by 12% (47.97 billion), imports of Russian goods grew by 42.7% (59.08 billion). China mainly exported electromechanical industry products and imported oil, coal, and lumber.

3 January, 2019  // According to the preliminary assessment of the Accounts Chamber of Russia, inflation in 2018 was higher than the forecast - 4.2%, GDP growth was lower - 1.5%, growth in real incomes of citizens turned out to be almost zero - 0-0.4%. 2019 is likely to be even worse.

17 December, 2018  // In 2018, according to RIA Novosti, the average family in Russia spends 31.2% of its budget on food. For comparison, in the UK this figure is 10%, France - 13.4%, Poland - 24.3%, Ukraine - 50.9%. As a rule, the lower is the share of spending on food, the higher is the standard of living in the country.

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