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14 May, 2019  // According to VCIOM, 12% of Russians watch Game of Thrones (31% among 18-24-year-olds) and 8% plan to do it. 71% aren't going to watch this series (86% among 60+ year-olds). 80% of watchers like the series (96% among 18-24-year-olds). Favorite characters: Daenerys Targaryen and Tyrion Lannister (12% each), Jon Snow (11%), Arya Stark (6%).

25 April, 2019  // From 2011 to 2018, according to the Ministry of Health, alcohol consumption almost halved in Russia - from 18 to 9.3 liters. However, this doesn't mean that in reality people drink less. It is about only legal alcohol, while almost 30% of vodka in the country is illegal, not to mention moonshine becoming more popular as the population gets poorer.

20 April, 2019  // In 2018, according to Forbes, the wealth of the 200 richest Russians increased by $11 billion and reached $496 billion, which exceeds Russia's gold and currency reserves ($489 billion) and savings of the entire Russian population in banks ($430 billion). In Q1 2019, real disposable income of the population, according to Rosstat, decreased by 2.3%.

8 April, 2019  // In 2018, according to The General Administration for Traffic Safety, 168,099 vehicle crashes occurred in Russia: 18,214 people died, 214,853 were injured. The leaders in the number of victims: Krasnodar Krai (1,053 dead), Moscow Region (938), Rostov Region (554), Republic of Bashkiria (550), Moscow (465).

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.

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