Magazine article Russian Life


Magazine article Russian Life


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"The internet and television are aggressive and we must protect our younger generation from this harsh informational environment. This is especially true of erotic material. Children under 14 should not see such things, since it can corrupt their moral impulses."

Duma member Yelena Mizulina (Interfax)

71% Russian university students who hold jobs. Of these:

36% have a night job

57% work in areas that have nothing to do with their field of study

9000 number of patrons at the McDonalds on Moscow's Pushkin Square the day it was reopened after a long government shutdown (see Russian Life Nov/Dec 2014)

32.75 Rubles per dollar on December 9, 2013

54.14 Rubles per dollar on December 9, 2014


"When we think about blue cheese, it distracts us from thinking about other things. That one needs to be kind, respectful, honest... We all grew up in Soviet times. Was it really so bad when there were potatoes and herring on the table, when every family had the same foods in the refrigerator? Were we worse off as a result?"

Sergei Syomka, 48, deputy governor of Novosibirsk Province, taking a philosophical view of Russia's embargo of foreign foods. …

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