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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.

15 March, 2017  // 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.

19 February, 2017  // By the summer of 2017, Russia may finally pay off all Soviet debts ($ 125.2 million to Bosnia and Herzegovina). After the collapse of the USSR, the Russian government agreed to return all debts of the former Soviet republics (about $ 27 billion) in exchange for giving up their share in the foreign assets of the Soviet Union.

23 January, 2017  // The draw for the final stage of World Cup 2018 will take place in the Moscow Kremlin on December 1, 2017. The tournament will be held from June 14 to July 15 in 11 cities: Moscow, Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Volgograd, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don, Sochi, and Yekaterinburg.

5 January, 2017  // In 2016, Russia increased oil and gas condensate production by 2.5% and reached a record high of 547.499 million tons. In December, the average daily oil production reached 11.208 million barrels. Exports amounted to 235.813 million tonnes, which is 7% higher than in 2015.

30 December, 2016  // During the first 11 months of 2016, natural gas exports from Russia increased by 30.8% and amounted to 176.7 billion cubic meters. Oil exports increased by 5.1% - 233.7 million tons. Today, about 1/3 of the natural gas consumed in Europe comes from Russia.

13 December, 2016  // According to "Romir", the majority of Russians, about 60%, is going to celebrate New Year at home with family, 25% - at a party with friends, 10% - in a restaurant or while traveling (2% abroad), 4% have no plans, and 2% are going to work.

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