Magazine article Russian Life

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Magazine article Russian Life

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R2,600,000,000

Amount Russian farmers lost due to an ultra-cold start to Russia's summer. (Russian Union of Agriculture Insurers)

1,800,000

Number of people who visited the relics of St. Nicholas, known as Nikolai Chudotvorets ("Nicholas the Miracle Worker"), when they were put on display in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior. The line to see the relics--purportedly a left rib from the saint's body--stretched for up to eight kilometers, and the wait was up to ten hours.

R6,000,000,000

Amount that the city of Moscow wants to invest in new lighting systems for illuminating trees on the central Boulevard Ring and at Sparrow Hills park. The project has been widely criticized as a waste of resources.

5 billion tons

Amount of waste produced by Russia every year.

90 percent of this is waste from the production and enriching of natural resources. Less than 10 percent of household waste is recycled.

(Natural Resources and Environment Minister Sergei Donskoi in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta)

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28%

Percent of Russians who are not happy with their boss at work. …

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