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Russia ranks 134th out of 165 countries in the Democracy Index 2019 compiled by The Economist Intelligence Unit. Russia still remains in the list of countries with authoritarian regimes and no improvements are expected in the near future (2020-2024). In 2019, according to AUTOSTAT, the most popular new foreign cars in Russia were: KIA Rio (92.5 thousand, -7.7% than in 2018), Hyundai Creta (71.5, +5.8%), Hyundai Solaris (58.7, -10.5%), VW Polo (56.1, -5.6%), Renault Duster (39, -5.7%), VW Tiguan (37,2, +11.1%), Renault Logan (35.4, +16.9%), Skoda Rapid (35.1, +0.1%), KIA Sportage (34.4, +5.2%), and Toyota Camry (34, +0.9%). The climate in Russia is rapidly changing. Over the past 30 years, the average annual temperature increased by 1-1.5 degrees Celsius. In Moscow, the average January temperature rose by 2 degrees. Russia is warming about 2.5 times faster than the entire planet because its land area significantly exceeds its water surface. On December 19, 2019, in Pevek, the northernmost city of Russia located in the Chukotka Autonomous Region, the floating nuclear power plant "Akademik Lomonosov" began to supply electricity to the local grid. Thus, the number of operating nuclear power plants in Russia increased from 10 to 11. According to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the number of foreigners studying Russian almost halved since the collapse of the USSR, from 74.6 million (1991) to 38.2 million (2018). Excluding the former USSR countries, this number fell from 20 million to just over 1 million. Today, about 235 million people around the world speak Russian. More notes from Russia »
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Cody asks: Would 250,000 rubles a month be enough to live comfortable in a big city?
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Yes, this monthly budget is more than enough to have a comfortable life (not luxurious of course) in a big city in Russia. Most people in Russia earn in the range of about 20,000-40,000 Rubles per month, more in big cities (Moscow, St. Petersburg), but still about 50,000-60,000 Rubles.

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