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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. In 2019, according to Rosstat, 12% of Russians live a healthy life: don't smoke, eat enough fruits/vegetables, have regular exercise, drink little. Leaders: Ingushetia (49%), Adygea (28.8%), Chuvashia (25%). Outsiders: Chukotka (0.4%), Tuva (1%), Nenets Autonomous Okrug (2.1%). Moscow - 8.8%, St. Petersburg - 6.8%. According to Rosstat, in Q1-Q3 2019, the natural decline in the population of Russia amounted to 219.2 thousand people, in Q1-Q3 2018 - 169.1 thousand. At the same time, the migration inflow doubled: from 84.4 thousand to 166.7 thousand during the same time period, which offset the population losses by 76%. From 2003 to 2016, according to The World Health Organization, alcohol consumption per capita in Russia decreased by 43%. In 2003-2018, mortality from all causes decreased by 39% among men and 36% among women, the average life expectancy reached a historic maximum: almost 68 years for men and 78 years for women. According to the insurance company Rosgosstrakh Life and Otkritie Bank, 59% of Russians don't make savings. Of those who do it, most keep savings in cash (59%) or in banks (30%), 9% invest in financial instruments. At the end of 2018, the average per capita income of Russians was about 33,000 rubles per month (500 USD). More notes from Russia »
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Scott asks: How rich is 7 million rubles a month. Does it make you in top percent?
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7 million rubles a month is about 110 thousand USD. Most people in Russia earn between 20-40 thousand rubles a month. At the same time, there are about 246,000 dollar millionaires in Russia. So with this level of income, a person is considered rich in Russia and is in the top 1% of the population by income.

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