life in Russia

MegaFon and VimpelCom close Euroset

Russia's two largest mobile network operators MegaFon and OJSC VimpelCom (the Beeline brand) decided to freeze the Euroset retail chains brand, MegaFon's Operating Director Anna Serebrennikova …

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Russia's government raises retirement age and VAT

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the retirement age and value-added tax (VAT) will be raised in Russia.  The PM said that the Russian government proposed to raise the retirement age to 65 for men …

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Russian analogue of Skype presented

Russia's state industrial corporation Rostec has unveiled a local analogue of telecom application Skype, system AVES-S, for the government and business, Rostec said in a statement. AVES-S has a very high level of information …

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Central Bank promises Russians easy long money

Inflation dynamics enables the Russian Central Bank to cut further its key rate, the regulator’s First Deputy Chief Ksenia Yudaeva said. "Obviously, the current inflation dynamics allows a reduction," …

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Sberbank and VTB to enter Crimea

Residents of Crimea will be able to receive services in Sberbank and VTB, the Chairman of the State Duma Committee for the Financial Market, Anatoly Aksakov said on the sidelines of the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Summit - WBCSummit. …

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Doesn't collapse of ruble bother Russians?

The All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) has conducted a public opinion poll, according to its results, the increase in the dollar and euro exchange rates does not bother the majority of Russians (60%). Two-thirds of the …

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Crimea celebrates anniversary of joining Russia

Today, Crimea citizens celebrate the fourth anniversary of referendum on reuniting with Russia. The official solemn events will take place in the capital of the Crimea, while folk festivals, historical excursions, festive …

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 What spring of 2018 brings to Russians?

In early spring, the Russian people will face a number of legislative changes. Today, on March 1, Russia will start the second stage of capital amnesty it will last a year - until late February 2019. The first stage of the amnesty was …

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 Russia beats prison anti-record

The Federal Service for Execution of Punishment reported today that the number of prisoners in Russia fell to the lowest level in the history of the Russian Federation. For the moment,  602176 people are serving sentences in …

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Countryside kindergartens become free in Crimea

Crimean kindergartens, located in the countryside have become free since 2018, the head of the Crimean parliament committee on education, science, youth policy and sport, Vladimir Bobkov reported. ”The 2018 Crimean budget funds …

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