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Russia improves its position in global rating

Russia, ranking No. 23, is seen as both the second-most powerful country and the fourth-most influential country in the world, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 'Best Countries' annual rating. Each country …

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Russian banks reject more than 60% of loan applications

Russian banks rejected more than six in every 10 loan applications made last year, new data has shown. Only 36.9% of requested loans were granted in in Russia last year, down from 41% the year before, the National Bureau of Credit …

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Father Frost  beaten  in St. Petersburg

In St. Petersburg, an investigation was initiated after a fight and robbery on New Year's Eve. The corresponding message was published today by the press service of the regional headquarters of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. On …

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Villefand on weather in Moscow on Christmas Eve

Acting Head of the Hydrometeorological Center of the Russian Federation, Roman Vilfand, told what weather is expected on Christmas Eve in Moscow and Moscow region. According to him, at night, in the capital, it will be 3-5 °C below …

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Putin admits what bothers him most

While working on a message from the President of the Russian Federation to the Federal Assembly, Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted that he was "very concerned about the stagnation in real incomes of the …

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Over 50 babies born on New Year’s eve in Moscow

More than 50 babies have been born in Moscow on the evening of December 31, 2019, and in the early hours of January 1, 2020, most of them are boys, the Moscow Mayor’s website reported. "As many as 53 babies were born in …

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Putin forbids burning of unprocessed garbage

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law on payments for negative environmental impacts, which also prohibits the burning of unprocessed garbage. The relevant document is published on the official Internet portal of legal …

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Putin raises minimum wage

Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a law on increasing the minimum wage by 850 rubles starting next year to 12,130 rubles per month. The relevant document is published on the official Internet portal of legal information. …

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Artem Sokolov on Vesti.FM on 2019 resonant topics

One of the most resonant topics of the outgoing year became the European Parliament resolution on the importance of European remembrance for the future of Europe adopted on September 19. It says that World War II was unleashed by Germany and the …

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Moscow weather sets historical record in December

December 2019 is the warmest in the history of meteorological observations in Moscow, a leading specialist at the Phobos weather center, Yevgeny Tishkovets said. According to him, this December broke the 2006 record: the average …

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Peskov assesses year 2019 for Kremlin

The year 2019 has been that of hard work for the Kremlin, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, noting that every year is filled with difficult and happy events.  "For the Kremlin, this has been …

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