Magazine article Russian Life

Facts & Figures

Magazine article Russian Life

Facts & Figures

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In Jan/Feb 2006, alcohol production declined 46.3%. Each year, 20,000,000 immigrants enter Russia. Meanwhile, there are 30,000,000 Russian emigrants living abroad, of which 1,200,000 are still Russian citizens. The volume of annual Russian-Syrian trade is $460 million. Just 2% of Chinese trade is with Russia. Unified Russia, the Kremlin-controlled party, won 55% of seats in March's regional elections; the Communist Party (which came in second), won 11%. Rosneft profits in 2005 were $3.98 billion. There are 25.6 million cars on Russian roads. Of these, 1 in 163 will be in a road accident this year. Russia will soon export 100,000 Kalashnikov rifles to Venezuela. Talks on fighter jets are underway. The current capacity of Sheremetyevo Airport, in annual passengers, is 12 million. This is versus an expected capacity of 23 million after reconstruction, to be completed by 2010. Of airplanes owned by Russian companies, 46% are flight-ready. There are 3314 hotels in Russia. …

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