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According to FinExpertiza, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Kemerovo Oblast, and Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug topped the list of Russian regions with the most polluted air. Moscow took 16th place and St. Petersburg - 35th. In 2019, about 22.7 million tons of pollutants were emitted into the air in Russia. Enterprises (mainly metallurgical) generated about 75% of emissions, vehicles - 25%. On August 25, 2020, after 85 years of operation, the last regular trolleybus routes in Moscow were stopped. As a sign of respect for the trolleybus, the city administration decided to leave one route with two retro trolleybuses - from Komsomolskaya Square to Novoryazanskaya Street. In Q2 2020, according to Rosstat, Russia's GDP fell by 8.5% in annual terms. The passenger turnover of transport fell by 79%, the public catering sector - 48.9%, retail turnover - 16.6%, the industrial sector - 8.5%. At the same time, production growth in agriculture was 3.1%. The Federal Penitentiary Service has compiled a list of the most read books among convicts: Master and Margarita (Bulgakov), Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky), Count of Monte Cristo (Dumas), War and Peace (Tolstoy), Three Musketeers (Dumas). In total, there are 1,137 libraries in Russian correctional institutions with more than 5 million books. Anomalous hydro-meteorological phenomena, the number of which is growing due to global climate change, cause damage to the Russian economy by more than 60 billion rubles each year. In 2019, about 900 natural hazards were recorded, of which 346 caused significant damage. More notes from Russia »
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