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In 2020, according to the Accounts Chamber of Russia, the country's public debt increased by 72 billion USD (39.9%), and amounted to 253 billion USD (17.8% of GDP). In 2019, its growth was 7.8%. Despite this, in relation to GDP, it remains one of the lowest among both developing and developed countries. In 2020, according to Rosstat, 2,124,500 people died in Russia, 324,000 (18%) more than in 2019. In 162,249 cases, coronavirus was either the main or indirect cause of death. The number of marriages decreased by 19% (from 950,100 to 770,800), divorces - by 9% (from 620,800 to 564,000). According to preliminary data from Rosstat, the population of Russia as of Jan 1, 2021 was 146,238,185 people, which is 510.5 thousand people less than on Jan 1, 2020. The last time such a significant depopulation was in 2005. In 2019 and 2018, the population decreased by about 100 thousand. The Kochubeevskaya wind farm with an installed capacity of 210 MW, the largest in Russia, has been commissioned in Stavropol Krai. With a total area of about 200 hectares, it includes 84 wind turbines, each 150 meters high, the length of the blades - 50 meters. On Dec 26-27, Western Siberia had record freezing temperatures over the past 50-100 years. In Novosibirsk the temperature was minus 37-41 degrees Celsius, in Kemerovo and Barnaul - below -40. At the end of 2020, in Western and Central Siberia, the temperature is below the climatic norm by 20-24 degrees. More notes from Russia »
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Samira asks: I really want to visit Moscow. My question is, how much Rubles is enough in total for two weeks in Moscow. I have a place to stay so hotel expenses is not relevant.
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If your main expenses for 14 days will be food (fast food restaurants and inexpensive cafes), transport, museums, souvenirs, then the amount of about 800-900 USD (60,000-70,000 Rubles) should be enough.

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