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Cody asks: Would 250,000 rubles a month be enough to live comfortable in a big city?
Expert's answer:
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.
Janice asks: What's the nearest international airport to Syzran?
Expert's answer:
The nearest international airport is located in Samara (Kurumoch Airport). From Samara, you can go to Syzran by train, the trip takes about 2-3 hours.
Anatol asks: Petropavlovsk Kamchatskiy is so isolated city , where the food is coming from? There are no roads, railways, etc. Thanks for the info. Anatol
Expert's answer:
Most food is delivered by sea or air with the exception of seafood, fish, and bread. Therefore, food prices in this city are much higher than in most regions of Russia (about 2 times higher).
Arrie asks: What is the cost of an apartment in Moscow. And would I be able to last a month with 2000 usd.
Expert's answer:
As of November 2019, the average cost of a long-term rental of a one-room apartment in Moscow is about 35 thousand rubles a month (500 USD), a two-room apartment - 55 thousand rubles a month. The average cost of a one-room apartment is about 8.2 million rubles (130,000 USD), a two-room apartment - 11.6 million. A lot of people in Moscow earn about 1,000 USD a month, so 2,000 USD is enough to live in this city.
Scott asks: How rich is 7 million rubles a month. Does it make you in top percent?
Expert's answer:
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.
Les asks: I have a 1,000,000 Belarusian Ruble from 2000. Can it be exchanged? What is its value in USD?
Expert's answer:
You probably have the following banknote. You can't exchange it anymore, its collection value is in the range of about 5-20 USD. So you can just keep it as a nice souvenir.
FAGF asks: I'd wonder the distance between Kemerovo and Moscow and St. Petersburg
Expert's answer:
The distance from Moscow to Kemerovo is about 3,650 km, from St. Petersburg to Kemerovo - about 4,100 km.
Kent asks: I have a 100,000 ruble dated year 2000, what is it worth?
Expert's answer:
You probably have a banknote of 100,000 rubles of the Republic of Belarus and not Russia. In 2000, no such banknotes were issued in Russia. The collection value of it is about 20-40 US dollars.
Claire asks: I was told on a visit to Belgorid that only 5 buildings escaped destruction during the war. Can you tell me which buildings they are?
Expert's answer:
This may be true, I found only five old buildings in Belgorod in the descriptions of which it is said that they were not destroyed during the Second World War:
Russ asks: I am considering a trip to Syzran over the christmas period, 23 - 30 Dec 2019, is this possible, time to get a Visa?
Expert's answer:
It is a good time to visit Syzran, if light frost, usually around minus 10 degrees Celsius, doesn't bother you. New Year's bustle on the streets, although the main celebrations begin on the night of December 31. It takes about 2-3 weeks to get a visa, better check the site of the consulate/visa center in your country to get more details.

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