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According to VCIOM, 48% of Russians have never played video games, and 33% have stopped playing. 19% play video games - 5 hours a week on average. Most often, Russians prefer to play on a smartphone (48%) or a personal computer (41%). Playing video games is most popular among people aged 18-24 years (40%) and 25-34 years (25%). According to the Institute for the Economy of Growth, a technical recession in the economy of Russia can be recorded this year. In the first half of 2019, the number of employees of small and medium enterprises decreased by 1.6% (more than 257,000 people), the number of such enterprises decreased by 7-8% (18,200 small and 1,500 medium enterprises). According to Sberbank, in Q2 2019, Russians spent on food 38.9% of their income (38.2% in Q2 2018). Other expenses: utility - 15.2%, clothing - 9.7%, medical services - 6.6%, payment of interest on loans - 6.6%, household goods - 5.7%, leisure - 4.8%. The share of respondents without savings increased from 41% to 43%. In 2018, according to BrandMonitor, the annual turnover of the shadow segment of the luxury goods market in Russia reached about 4.4 billion USD, while the legal segment is estimated at 3.9 billion USD. Most often, customers purchase fake T-shirts, sneakers, jeans, and handbags. This trend will continue. In Q1 2019, real income of Russians decreased by 2.3% year-on-year. In 2018, the largest number of births were in Moscow (132.1 thousand), Moscow Oblast (83), Krasnodar Krai (64.5), St. Petersburg (64), and Tyumen Oblast (50). The birth rate leaders: Chechnya (20.7 per 1,000 population), Tuva (20.2), Ingushetia (16.3). The mortality leaders: Pskov Oblast (17.2), Tver Oblast (16.8), Tula Oblast (16.2). In total, 1.6 million people were born and 1.8 million died. More notes from Russia »
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