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May 2022 in central Russia is the coldest in the last 20 years, the average temperature is +10.7 degrees Celsius (against the norm of +13.6). The opposite picture is observed in Siberia. The temperature in some regions is above +30 degrees Celsius. This is one of the consequences of climatic changes. In Q1 2022, trade between Russia and China reached $38.17 billion, up 28.7% over Q1 2021. Exports of Chinese products - +25.9% year-on-year, shipments from Russia - +31%. In 2021, the volume of trade between Russia and China increased by 35.2% and amounted to $140.705 billion. In April 2022, according to the Russian Association for Electronic Communications, about 70-100 thousand IT specialists may emigrate from Russia. So far, about 50-70 thousand such specialists have already left the country. In 2021, according to Rosstat, consumer prices in Russia increased by 8.39%. The following goods rose in price most of all: building materials (23.8%), meat and bird meat (17.5%), tobacco products (16.4%), cereals and legumes (16.1%), chicken eggs (16%), hotel services (12.3%). In 2021, Russian nuclear power plants generated a record amount of electricity - over 222 billion kWh (about 20% of the total electricity generation in Russia). In total, there are 11 operating nuclear power plants with 37 power units in the country. Electricity exports increased 2.2 times and reached 25 billion kWh. More notes from Russia »
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In 1990, the official exchange rate was 0.6 Soviet rubles to 1 USD. However, this meant little in real life, since in the USSR it was impossible to buy or sell foreign currency in a bank. On the black market, the cost of 1 USD was about 4-5 Soviet rubles.

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