Magazine article Russian Life

Facts & Figures

Magazine article Russian Life

Facts & Figures

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There were 1,262,500 marriages and 685,910 divorces registered in Russia in 2007. For every 1,000 persons, there were 8.9 marriages and 4.8 divorces (up from 7.8 and 4.5 the year before) * 537,000 Russians were registered as drug users in 2007, while the real amount of drug users is estimated to be five times higher, or about 2% of the population. 90% of those registered use opiate drugs, half of which use heavy drugs Like heroin. 10-30,000 Russians die from drug abuse every year. * 110,950 persons have emigrated from Russia since 2004. 15,684 left in 2007 to countries outside the former USSR, down from 18,799 the year before. The top three destinations for Russians are Germany (6,486), the U.S. (2,108) and Israel (1,202). * Russians watched on average 411 television commercials per week in 2008-125 less than last year. A new Russian law passed in 2008 limits TV commerical time to nine minutes per hour, which has caused ad prices to increase 50-55%. * There were 58,787 book titles published in the first half of 2008, and total printings of 342,000,000 copies. The average print run for a Russian book title is 5,814 copies. 86.9% of volumes are more than 48 pages long, and 35% are hardbound. 9,196 of the books published were fiction, 4,735 were children's books. …

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