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Key topics of  Council for Interethnic Relations meeting

On Tuesday, March 30, the 10th meeting of the Presidential Council for Interethnic Relations was held by videoconference under the chairmanship of Russian President Vladimir Putin. It was the first meeting during the coronavirus pandemic, and …

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Migrants leave Stavropol region

The number of those who left the Stavropol Territory turned out to be higher than the number of arrivals, the press service of the North Caucasusstat informs. It is reported that last year 44 700 people arrived in the territory of the …

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Minister: 18.8 mln Russians live in poverty

The number of Russians with incomes below the subsistence level amounted to 18.8 mln people in the third quarter of 2020, Labor and Social Protection Minister Anton Kotyakov said. The amount of unemployed in Russia registered with …

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Putin signs law on illegal Internet campaigning

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law that allows the Central Electoral Commission, as well as regional and district electoral commissions, to contact the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies …

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Russians to be able to stop wearing medical masks in 2021?

Russians will be able to stop wearing medical masks at public places this year, if they continue to observe coronavirus pandemic-related preventive measures, the deputy chief for clinical and epidemiological work of the consumer rights watchdog …

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Russia’s population down 510,000 over 2020

The population of Russia contracted by 510,000 over 2020 to 146.238 mln people as of January 1, 2021, the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) said on Thursday, TASS reports. The Russian population was 146.748 mln as of January 1, …

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Azerbaijani embassy in Russia appeals to citizens

The Azerbaijani embassy in Russia has addressed the citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan in this country, according to the embassy. "Taking into account the current situation related to the spread of coronavirus infection, …

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St. Petersburg reopens museums and zoo

St. Petersburg museums and the Leningrad Zoo are reopening Monday after a 12-day hiatus imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19. Moreover, visitors are cleared to attend exhibitions and concerts, while busses can now resume tourist trips …

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Russia introduces tax for rich

The law on increasing the personal income tax rate (PIT) from 13% to 15% on income exceeding five million rubles a year was introduced in Russia. Simultaneously, the tax rate of 13% will remain for individuals' income from the sale …

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Kremlin names main challenges of 2020

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has listed economic issues and a rise in poverty among the main challenges of 2020, he said in an interview with the RTVI channel. When asked about the main challenges of the year besides the coronavirus, …

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