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25-year-old Russian Daniil Medvedev won the US Open tennis championship by beating the first racket of the world Serb Novak Djokovic (6:4, 6:4, 6:4). For Daniil, this is the first victory in the Grand Slam tournaments. He became the third Russian in history to win a tournament of this level. The Russian national team won the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup held at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow (August 19-29). Beach soccer has become a very interesting phenomenon in Russia, which is a much less "beachy" country compared to such leaders of beach soccer as Brazil and Portugal. By 2024, according to the Ministry of Economic Development, the population of Russia will decrease by 1.74 mil people (1.2%) compared to 2020 and will amount to 144.7 mil. At the same time, the working-age population will increase by 1.24 mil - from 82.3 to 83.5 mil, due to the increase in the retirement age. According to the Rospotrebnadzor report "On the state of sanitary and epidemiological well-being of the population in the Russian Federation in 2020", an unacceptable carcinogenic risk was recorded in the following cities: Nizhny Tagil, Chelyabinsk, Magnitogorsk, Mednogorsk, Krasnoyarsk, Chita, Omsk, Lipetsk. In June 2021, abnormally hot weather set in most of European Russia. On June 23, the temperature record of 1948 was broken in Moscow - +37.4 degrees Celsius. On June 22, the temperature record of 1917 was broken in St. Petersburg - +32.9 degrees Celsius. More notes from Russia »
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Soviet banknotes, issued in monetary circulation at the beginning of 1961, existed for exactly 30 years without any noticeable changes. Collectors subdivide them into the so-called "series", depending on the letter series affixed before the seven-digit number.

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