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 Russians take pride in country’s symbols - poll

Pride and admiration are the key emotions felt by most Russians when they see the country’s national symbols, and the number of people sharing this view has risen over the past ten years, a survey conducted by the Russian Public Opinion …

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 Russia’s average mortgage rate to decline to 10%

The average interest rate on Russian mortgage loans is expected to fall to 10% by the end of the year from around 11% currently, CEO of the country’s second biggest lender VTB Bank, Andrei Kostin, said at a meeting …

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Dalai Lama: Russians are great nation

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama said Russians are a great nation, speaking with the Russian newspaper Kommersant in New Delhi after his first-ever joint conference with leading Russian neuroscientists and philosophers. …

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What do Russian people need?

Russians believe that the most serious problems that the country faces now are connected with low salaries and living standards, the state of economy and the current social policy, a survey conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center …

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Labor Ministry: unemployment rate in Russia decreases

The number of unemployed in Russia has decreased by 0.2%, the Russian Ministry of Labour and Social Protection said. "The number of unemployed has decreased by 0.2% to 801360 people in the period from July 19 to July 26, 2017. A …

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Is roaming to be canceled in Russia?

Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) gave mobile operators two weeks to get rid of the unjustified difference in roaming prices for subscribers of 'expensive' and 'cheap' tariffs, the official website of the …

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What are Russians afraid of?

Russian citizens have recently become more afraid of the potential for armed conflict and rising prices, according to the results of a public opinion poll, conducted by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM). "The …

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Is Ukraine more dangerous for Russians than ISIS?

The All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) has conducted a public opinion poll on the threat of a military attack: potential allies and opponents of Russia. According to its results, more than a third of the Russians feel …

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Russia raises minimum wage by 20%

Minimum wage in Russia is going up by 20%. Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said pay for low wage workers will go up to 7,500 rubles a month ($109) in July, from the current 6,204 rubles a month ($90), CNN …

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VCIOM poll reveals low wages worry Russians most

Low wages is the main problem Russian citizens are concerned about, according to a survey conducted by the All-Russia Public Opinion Study Center (VCIOM). "Judging by the results of this year’s May, low salaries are on top on …

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Putin: Russia ready for dialogue on equal terms

Moscow is ready to listen to assessments of its Western partners, when it is done in order to establish bilateral contacts, but not as a toll of political struggle, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview, …

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Children’s decade declared in Russia

The Children’s Decade, which will be declared in Russia in 2018-2027, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin's decree, will become a very important period, the country's Deputy Prime Minister Olga …

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Putin declares Children’s Decade in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree declaring the years 2018-2027 to be the Children’s Decade in Russia. The directive was published on the country’s Official Internet Portal of Legal Information …

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 Putin: we should remember history lessons

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that is is necessary to preserve a united Russian nation given the fragility of civil peace. According to the President, it is necessary to remember both happy and tragic pages …

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