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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.

4 February, 2018  // According to World Justice Project, Russia took 89th place out of 113 in the Rule of Law Index based on 44 indicators: restriction of powers of government institutions, absence of corruption, openness of government, protection of fundamental rights, security and order, enforcement, civil and criminal justice.

29 January, 2018  // In 2017, in Russia, for the first time in five years, there was a natural decline in the population (134.4 thousand people). The reason was the drop in the birth rate by 10.7% - a relatively small generation born in the late 1990s enters its reproductive age.

14 January, 2018  // In 2017, sales of new cars and light commercial vehicles in Russia increased by 11.9% (1.596 million units). Growth occurred for the first time in four years. The most popular cars: Kia Rio, Lada (Granta, Vesta, Largus, Xray), Hyundai (Solaris, Creta), Volkswagen Polo, Renault Duster, Toyota RAV4.

24 December, 2017  // According to VCIOM, Russians need an income of 40,000 Rubles per month per person (700 USD) for a decent life. In Moscow and St. Petersburg - 57,000 Rubles (1,000 USD). In 2017, the number of Russians with income below the subsistence level (10,300 Rubles per month) was about 21 million people.

6 December, 2017  // International Olympic Committee decided to ban participation of the national team of Russia in the 2018 Winter Olympics as punishment for manipulation of doping tests in Sochi in 2014. "Clean" athletes are allowed to compete under a neutral flag with Olympic symbols.

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