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January, 2016 / RSS notes

29 January, 2016  // Transparency International presented Corruption Perceptions Index 2015. Russia ranked 119 out of 168, and was mentioned among the European countries with the most difficult corruption situation, where "bribery often goes hand in hand with repression." Also the Russian authorities "strangle" civil society and independent media, which are intended to prevent corruption.

4 January, 2016  // In 2015, the Russians witnessed a spike in prices. Although official inflation in 11 months was only 12.1%, the prices of many consumer goods and services increased by 30-50%. And it is not the end. Experts estimate that in 2016 food will rise in price by 10-15%, gasoline - 7%, electronics and household appliances - 10-15%, catering - 30%, airline tickets - 10%.

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