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28 September, 2017  // Russia three years ahead of schedule completed the elimination of its arsenal of chemical weapons (39,967 tons of toxic substances). In total, 4,352,033 chemical munitions, 107 large-capacity tanks and 927 containers with sarin, soman, VX, mustard gas, and lewisite were liquidated.

25 September, 2017  // In January-June 2017, 1,030,193 crimes were registered in Russia, 12.9% less than in the same period of 2016, 39.9% - theft of property, 10.7% - fraud, murders - 5,244. More than 50% of crimes were committed by persons who had committed crimes before, 34.1% - in a state of intoxication.

21 September, 2017  // According to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the highest level of air pollution in Russia is recorded in Krasnoyarsk, Magnitogorsk, Norilsk, Birobidzhan, Blagoveshchensk, Bratsk, and Chita. In total, 15% of the urban population lives in the cities with a high level of air pollution.

4 September, 2017  // Russia's men's volleyball team won the European Championships for the first time in four years. In the final of the championship the team of Sergey Shlyapnikov in an incredible heat match in five sets turned out to be stronger than Germany - 3-2 (25:19, 20:25, 25:20, 17:25, 15:13).

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