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28 April, 2016  // April 28, 2016, the first historic launch of the space rocket was carried out from the new Russian cosmodrome "Vostochny" located in the Amur region in the Far East. The carrier rocket "Soyuz 2.1a" successfully launched three satellites into orbit.

25 April, 2016  // In 2015, according to the World Tourism Organization, Russia was in 10th place in the ranking of the most visited countries - 31.6 million foreigners visited the country (6.2% more than in 2014). The low exchange rate made traveling in Russia much more affordable for foreigners.

12 April, 2016  // In 2017, the Central Bank of Russia will release into circulation banknotes in denomination of 200 rubles and 2,000 rubles to simplify payments for goods and services. Today, Russia has the following banknotes: 50, 100, 500, 1000, 5000 rubles.

2 April, 2016  // In 2015, about 2 thousand dollar millionaires left Russia according to the report of the consulting company New World Wealth. This was mainly due to an unhealthy level of state intervention in business and anti-American rhetoric. The total number of millionaires remaining in Russia is estimated at 127 thousand people.

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