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19 January, 2019  // In 2018, Russia climbed to the 5th place in the world gold reserves displacing China. They increased by 14.9% (275 tons) and amounted to 2,112 tons. The main reason is the diversification of international reserves and almost complete rejection of US government bonds (the amount decreased to 14 billion USD from 176 in 2010).

14 January, 2019  // In 2018, the trade turnover between Russia and China increased by 27.1% and amounted to 107 billion USD. Exports from China grew by 12% (47.97 billion), imports of Russian goods grew by 42.7% (59.08 billion). China mainly exported electromechanical industry products and imported oil, coal, and lumber.

3 January, 2019  // According to the preliminary assessment of the Accounts Chamber of Russia, inflation in 2018 was higher than the forecast - 4.2%, GDP growth was lower - 1.5%, growth in real incomes of citizens turned out to be almost zero - 0-0.4%. 2019 is likely to be even worse.

17 December, 2018  // In 2018, according to RIA Novosti, the average family in Russia spends 31.2% of its budget on food. For comparison, in the UK this figure is 10%, France - 13.4%, Poland - 24.3%, Ukraine - 50.9%. As a rule, the lower is the share of spending on food, the higher is the standard of living in the country.

9 December, 2018  // In 2019, 144,583 foreigners will be allowed to get Russian work permits, about 20% less than in 2018. Priority professions: mining, construction, repair works; workers in large and small industrial enterprises; workers in the metalworking and engineering industries.

15 November, 2018  // According to the survey conducted by SuperJob among the drivers of 37 largest cities in Russia, people are most satisfied with the quality of roads in Tyumen, Naberezhnye Chelny, Moscow, Kemerovo, Novokuznetsk. The worst roads are in Kirov, Irkutsk, Saratov, Ryazan, Vladivostok.

4 November, 2018  // The Republic of Buryatia and Zabaykalsky Krai were transferred from the Siberian Federal District to the Far Eastern Federal District. The decree on these changes was signed by the President of Russia on November 3, 2018. The reasons are not specified.

25 October, 2018  // According to VCIOM, Russians think that the most prestigious professions are medical doctors (26% of respondents), teachers (16%), lawyers (14%), IT specialists (12%), skilled workers (11%). At the same time, the most profitable professions in Russia are lawyers, politicians, oil industry workers, entrepreneurs, bankers, and civil servants.

16 October, 2018  // According to SuperJob, the top Russian cities for career building are Moscow (74% of respondents think it is the best city for their careers), St. Petersburg (72%), Tyumen (66%), Yekaterinburg (59%), Krasnodar (57%). The anti-leaders are Omsk and Tolyatti (16%), Volgograd (18%), Kirov and Novokuznetsk (20%), Saratov (23%).

1 October, 2018  // As of September, 2018, according to the survey of VCIOM, about 25% of drivers in Russia are ready to abandon the frequent use of cars. The main reasons are: high gasoline prices (48%), too expensive maintenance (15%), traffic jams (12%), care for the environment (5%), poor road conditions (4%).

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