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April, 2019 / RSS notes

25 April, 2019  // From 2011 to 2018, according to the Ministry of Health, alcohol consumption almost halved in Russia - from 18 to 9.3 liters. However, this doesn't mean that in reality people drink less. It is about only legal alcohol, while almost 30% of vodka in the country is illegal, not to mention moonshine becoming more popular as the population gets poorer.

20 April, 2019  // In 2018, according to Forbes, the wealth of the 200 richest Russians increased by $11 billion and reached $496 billion, which exceeds Russia's gold and currency reserves ($489 billion) and savings of the entire Russian population in banks ($430 billion). In Q1 2019, real disposable income of the population, according to Rosstat, decreased by 2.3%.

8 April, 2019  // In 2018, according to The General Administration for Traffic Safety, 168,099 vehicle crashes occurred in Russia: 18,214 people died, 214,853 were injured. The leaders in the number of victims: Krasnodar Krai (1,053 dead), Moscow Region (938), Rostov Region (554), Republic of Bashkiria (550), Moscow (465).

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