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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.

5 November, 2017  // The world's largest planetarium with a dome diameter of 37 meters was opened in St. Petersburg in the former gasholder building (1884) - one of the buildings of the complex of the former gas plant of the Metropolitan Lighting Society.

19 October, 2017  // Since 2009, according to the Ministry of Health of Russia, young people (13-15 years) began to smoke almost three times less, and the number of smoking adults decreased by one third. In today's Russia, about 51% of men and 14% of women smoke. Among adolescents, this figure is 15%.

11 October, 2017  // In the first half of 2017, according to "TurStat", Top 10 most popular tourist cities in Russia were: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Krasnodar, Yaroslavl, Kislovodsk and Vologda. On average, tourists spent 3,200 rubles a day (about 55 USD) on living in hotels and stayed for three nights.

28 September, 2017  // Russia three years ahead of schedule completed the elimination of its arsenal of chemical weapons (39,967 tons of toxic substances). In total, 4,352,033 chemical munitions, 107 large-capacity tanks and 927 containers with sarin, soman, VX, mustard gas, and lewisite were liquidated.

25 September, 2017  // In January-June 2017, 1,030,193 crimes were registered in Russia, 12.9% less than in the same period of 2016, 39.9% - theft of property, 10.7% - fraud, murders - 5,244. More than 50% of crimes were committed by persons who had committed crimes before, 34.1% - in a state of intoxication.

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