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In Russia, for the first time, a decrease in mobile internet traffic was recorded. In Q1 2022, traffic was 8.54 billion GB, and in Q2 2022 - 8.35 billion GB. This is due to the blocking of a number of sites, the refusal of some foreign services to work in Russia, and the rise in prices for mobile internet. According to VTsIOM, over the past 5 years, 23% of Russian citizens have traveled abroad. Typical tourists are women (25% versus 20% among men) aged 35-44 (31%), residents of Moscow or St. Petersburg (48%). The most popular destination is Turkey - 8%, Schengen countries - 9%. Currently, 29% of Russians have an international passport. According to FOM, 69% of Russians have never gone on vacation abroad, 30% - even outside their native region. Sochi and the resorts of Krasnodar Krai are the most popular destinations of domestic tourism - 33%, Moscow, St. Petersburg and the Crimea - 19%, the cities of the Volga region (Nizhny Novgorod, Cheboksary, Kazan, Samara, Saratov, Volgograd, Astrakhan) - 14%. New climate norms have been introduced in Russia, calculated on the basis of average temperatures in 1991-2020 (instead of 1961-1990). In Moscow, for example, the norm for July increased by 1.5 degrees Celsius. Because of this Russian meteorologists will use the term "abnormally warm weather" much less frequently now. In May 2022, according to Rosstat, 3.7 thousand cars were produced in Russia, which is 96.7% less than in May 2021 (112.2 thousand). Production of trucks decreased by about 40%, from 12.5 to 7.6 thousand. More notes from Russia »
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Victoria asks: I was adopted from Russia in 2009. The orphanage I was in was called DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL PROTECTION OF THE POPULATION OF THE IVANOVO REGION REGIONAL STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION FOR ORPHANS AND CHILDREN. LEFT WITHOUT PARENTAL CARE "IVANOVSKY CHILDREN 'S HOUSE, 5", Ivanovo, st. Zhugin. I've tried to search it and nothing comes up I would really like to know where it is. Thanks
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Today, it is known as Ivanovo Orphanage "Rodnichok", here is their official page with some info and contacts (auto-translated version of the page).

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