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31 August, 2020  // According to FinExpertiza, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Kemerovo Oblast, and Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug topped the list of Russian regions with the most polluted air. Moscow took 16th place and St. Petersburg - 35th. In 2019, about 22.7 million tons of pollutants were emitted into the air in Russia. Enterprises (mainly metallurgical) generated about 75% of emissions, vehicles - 25%.

26 August, 2020  // On August 25, 2020, after 85 years of operation, the last regular trolleybus routes in Moscow were stopped. As a sign of respect for the trolleybus, the city administration decided to leave one route with two retro trolleybuses - from Komsomolskaya Square to Novoryazanskaya Street.

12 August, 2020  // In Q2 2020, according to Rosstat, Russia's GDP fell by 8.5% in annual terms. The passenger turnover of transport fell by 79%, the public catering sector - 48.9%, retail turnover - 16.6%, the industrial sector - 8.5%. At the same time, production growth in agriculture was 3.1%.

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