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September, 2013 / RSS notes

29 September, 2013  // Russian national beach soccer team for the second time in succession became a world champion. In the final match of the tournament Russia defeated Spain 5:1. In 2011, the team for the first time became the strongest in the world, beating Brazilians who were undefeated at that time. Well done! Congratulations!

25 September, 2013  // September 24, a state of emergency was introduced in the Olympic Sochi. Several streets, highways and nearby villages were flooded. There were landslides, and even the road that leads to the Olympic Park was flooded by 1.5-2 meters. Traffic was almost completely paralyzed in the entire city. Apparently, the Olympic budget which has grown to $ 50 billion is once again not enough.

14 September, 2013  // In the town of Mamonovo (Kaliningrad region) sappers neutralized the bridge mined by German troops in 1945. At the base of the concrete bridge over the river Vitushka there were several rows of TNT blocks and anti-tank mine with a glass fuse. TNT and mine were found by builders during repair of the bridge.

12 September, 2013  // According to the UN report, Russia has become one of the most popular destinations for migration in 2013. The first place is owned by the US (45.8 mln). Russia is on the second place (11 mln). The top ten major migration routes include Russia-Ukraine (3.5 mln), Ukraine-Russia (2.9 mln), and Kazakhstan-Russia (2.5 mln).

2 September, 2013  // Russia is moving from vodka to wine and beer. The share of vodka in absolute alcohol sold during the first six months of 2013 amounted to 42.2% (791 million litres); 44.4% (849 million litres) - in the first half of 2012. Also, in January-July 2013, the production of vodka in Russia fell by more than 28% - to 303 million litres.

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