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Russians Want to Move Closer to the West More Than Ever Since 2000

A majority of Russians (71%) are in favour of the expansion of economic, political and cultural ties and convergence with the West

Russian Light Commercial Vehicle Market Shows 41% Hike in March

The market of light commercial vehicle (LCV) in Russia increased by 41.1% last month compared to the same period of last year

Demand for Railway Tours in Russia Increases Ten-Fold in Five Years

About 240,000 tourists booked railway tours in 2016, almost ten times more than in 2011, the press service of Russian Railway Tours reported

Russia Among Leaders in Gold Ore Mining

Russia is now among the leading nations in terms of gold ore mining, said Russia’s Minister of Natural Resources and Environment

More Than 60 Percent of Russians Consider Themselves Religious

Since 2012, the number of Russians who consider themselves religiously active has grown from 55% to 61%

Russia-China Trade Turnover Jumps by Third

Trade turnover between Russia and China increased by 29.3% reaching $18.1 billion in the first quarter of 2017

Moscow Among Cheapest Cities for Tourists

TripAdvisor has published its annual TripIndex Cities report, which compares the cost of a trip across the 20 most popular tourist cities

Russian Car Market Third Largest in Europe

Russia has regained third place in the European auto market after dropping out of the Top Five

Russians World’s Biggest Cat Lovers, Study Shows

In Russia, there is the largest proportion of cat owners in the world, the Republic internet magazine reported, citing a study by Dalia Research

Tourist Flow from China to Russia Grows Fourfold in Three Months

During the first three months of 2017, about 58,500 travellers from China came to Russia within the framework of a visa-free group exchange

Moscow Overtakes London and New York for Gadgets

Moscow is now one of the top three most computerised cities in the world, according to a report published by accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers

Foreign Tourists Flock to Irkutsk

Travel website KAYAK.ru has compiled a list of most popular cities among foreign tourists

Indian Tourists Flock to Russia

Russia took the first place in terms of tourist flow growth from India in 2016

Shotgun, Saber and Fish: What Russians Forget in Uber Cars

Uber Russia has compiled a ranking of the items most oftenly left in taxi cabs in 2016, the TJournal internet magazine reported

Less Traffic Jam Time in Moscow Than London or New York

People in Moscow now spend less time in traffic jams than residents of London, New York, or Los Angeles

Demand for Business Travel to Russia Increases by 60%

The number of invitations issued for business visas to Russia increased by almost 60% in 2016 compared to 2015

Most Visited Museums in Moscow Revealed

The Department of Culture of Moscow has announced the seven most visited museums in Moscow in 2015

Forbes Names Russia’s Most Trustworthy Banks

The top three spots were taken by Sberbank, UniCredit and Rosbank

Poll: Over 80% of Russians are Happy

According to an opinion poll conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM), the overwhelming majority of Russians (81%) feel happy

Minister of Health: Russians Living Longer and Longer

The life expectancy of Russians annually increases by six months, according to Veronika Skvortsova, head of Russia’s Ministry of Health

Number of Muscovites Playing Sports Doubled in Past Six Years – Report

The number of Muscovites leading an active lifestyle has nearly doubled over the past six years, head of the Sports and Tourism Department of the Russian capital said

Bloomberg: Russia and Brazil Most Profitable Emerging Markets for Investment

Investors and analysts interviewed by Bloomberg have called Russia and Brazil the best choices for investment among developing countries