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Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev, the 4th best tennis player in the world, won the 2020 ATP Finals, only the second Russian in history. In 2009, Nikolai Davydenko did it. Medvedev also became the first to beat the top three players in the world during it - Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Dominik Thiem. As of September 30, 2020, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the number of foreigners legally working in Russia decreased to 1.8 million (one year ago - 2.3 million). These are mainly citizens of the former USSR countries, who returned to their homeland due to the pandemic and quarantine restrictions. The Russian Government has twice worsened the estimate of the reduction in the total population of Russia in 2020 - to 352.5k people, 10 times more than in 2019. According to Rosstat, in January-August, the natural decline has already reached 346.9k people, for the same period in 2019 - 219.2k people. According to the Association of Tour Operators of Russia, the summer tourist season in the country was better than expected, the drop in tourist flow was only 30% against the projected 50-70%. Krasnodar Krai has been visited by about 9 million tourists, Kaliningrad - 1.7 million (30% more than in 2019). In 2021, citizens of 52 countries (Germany, India, Italy, Spain, China, France, Japan, etc.) will be able to visit Russia using a single e-visa ($ 40, up to 16 days, all regions) issued online for tourist, business, humanitarian, and guest trips. No documents confirming the purpose of the trip are required. More notes from Russia »
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Rarshell asks: If an American visits Russia and takes $1500, how many rubles will he receive?
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The current exchange rate is about 74 Russian Rubles per 1 USD, so 1,500 USD = about 111,000 Russian Rubles. Of course, the exchange rate is constantly changing, but in general it is in the range of 72-76 rubles per dollar in recent months.

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