Magazine article Russian Life

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Magazine article Russian Life

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Increase in millionaires

Russia saw the world's fastest growth in the number of millionaires in 2017. In one year, the number of millionaires In Russia rose by 19.7%, while for the rest of the world the average rate of increase was only 7.5%. About 182,000 Russians have $1 million or more.

Russia             19.7
Rest of the World   7.5

Note: Table made from pie chart.

31.6 million tons

increase in annual pollution

Pollution In Russia Is getting worse, according to a report by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. The report on 2016 said that pollution increased by 31.6 million tons, or an increase of 1.1% versus 2015.

Russia's most polluted regions are Buryatiya, Khabarovsk Krai and Taymyr, where 75% or more of the urban population Is affected by "high or very high atmospheric pollution."

16.4 million Russians, or 15% of its urban population, live in cities with high pollution. …

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