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11 August, 2018  // On the second Saturday of August, Russia celebrates the Day of the Athlete - a professional holiday of coaches, physical training teachers, athletes, and just all lovers of physical activity. Today, in most cities of the country there are all kinds of sports events and competitions.

31 July, 2018  // According to Rosstat, in the first half of 2018, the natural population decline in Russia was 164,000 people. The birth rate decreased by 4.7%, mortality increased by 0.7%. The number of births was 782,000 people compared to 821,000 one year earlier, the number of deaths - 946,000 compared to 940,000.

24 July, 2018  // According to Rosstat, in Q1-Q2 2018, 29 million square meters of housing were built in Russia, 3.8% more than a year earlier. The share of individual housing construction grew by 12% - 15.3 million square meters, the share of apartment buildings decreased by 17% - 13.7 million square meters.

16 July, 2018  // The World Cup 2018 in figures: the total attendance - 3,031,768 people, the average attendance - 47,371 people per game, the highest number of penalties - 29 and own goals - 12, only 1 match ended without goals scored, 169 goals were scored (2.64 goals per game). The most scoring team was Belgium - 16 goals in 7 games.

9 July, 2018  // According to Rosstat, about 40% of the able-bodied population of Russia (19-60 years old) is overweight. Such not healthy foodstuffs as sausages are popular, but there is a significant lack of fish, vegetables and fruits consumption. Also more than 50% of Russians include cakes and sweets in their daily diet.

26 June, 2018  // According to "AUTOSTAT", the average age of car owners in Russia is 36 years. The most "young" car brands are Infiniti and BMW (33), Honda, Mazda, and Subaru (34), Toyota, LADA, and Audi (35). The most "elderly" are the owners of SsangYong and Great Wall cars (41), FIAT and Jeep (40), Renault, Suzuki, Land Rover, Chery, and Lifan (39).

14 June, 2018  // June 14, the World Cup 2018 starts in Russia. In 2013-2018, the official costs for its preparation amounted to 683 billion rubles (about 13.2 billion USD): 39% - sports infrastructure, 33% - transport infrastructure, 17% - operating costs for the organization, 11% - other infrastructure (housing, medical, energy).

2 June, 2018  // In March 2018, according to Rosstat, the lowest average wages in Russia were in the manufacture of clothes (18,679 rubles - about 300 USD per month), leather goods (21,566), furniture (21,935). The highest wages were in the production of crude oil and natural gas (127,431), tobacco products (115,367), petroleum products (114,264).

17 May, 2018  // According to World Urbanization Prospects 2018 of the United Nations, by 2050, the population of Russia will be about 132.7 million people, of which 110.6 million - in cities (83.3%). The rural population will decrease from 36.7 to 22.1 million. In 2017, the population of Russia was 144.5 million.

9 May, 2018  // The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has worsened the economic forecast for Russia's GDP growth. In 2018 and 2019, the growth rate of the Russian economy will remain at the level of 2017 - about 1.5%. The main risks are the same and related to oil prices, the lack of business reforms and geopolitical tensions.

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