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Russia's population - provisional statistics

Statistic russia Russia held a population census in 2010. The Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) has published preliminary results of the last census recently.
According to statistics, Russia's population was 142,905,000 persons permanently residing in Russia. Compared to 2002 the population of Russia decreased by 1,6% (in 2002 there were 145 million 166,700 people). Russia's population decreased in 63 regions and increased in 20 regions of Russia.

Russia participates in Formula 1

Racer from Russia Vitaly Petrov took third place today at the Australian Grand Prix Formula 1. Many Russians are closely watching the Formula 1 and are happy that Russia has also begun to participate in it. Racer from a small town of Vyborg (Leningrad region) has a longstanding involvement in motor racing. He takes part at the Formula 1 racing only the second year. He started this season well. He finished third in the race the Australian Grand Prix.

World Championship Figure Skating Championships 2011 will take place in Moscow

World Championship figure skating was to be held 21-27 March in Tokyo (Japan). But happened devastating earthquake and tsunami caused tremendous damage to Japan. Holding the World Cup has become impossible. Championship had to be moved to another country. The right to host this tournament claimed the United States, Canada, Croatia, Russia and Finland.

Who will win?

roulet Casino and other gambling establishments in Russia should have been closed all over Russia from 1 July 2009. Four zones weren created where gambling has been allowed in Russia: in the Altai region, Kaliningrad region, place on the border of the Krasnodar Territory and Rostov Region, as well as in Far East.

Three mascots will be at the Sochi Olympic games

Sochi 2014 mascot Preparing for the Olympic Games in Sochi is continuing. Sports facilities, roads, hotels are under constructing. Mascots of the 2014 Olympic Games were chosen last weekend.

Terrorists attack on tourists in the Caucasus

On Saturday, February 19, 2011 on Elbrus Mountain (Kabardino-Balkaria) have been closed ski slopes. Tourist groups’ access on the mountain was banned. This was done to ensure the safety of tourists and skiers. Later on Sunday, February 20, ski slopes and cable cars in the Elbrus area resumed work.

Terrorists have intensified in the Kabardino-Balkaria.

The first competition in "Krasnaya Polyana"

Yesterday ended the first competition at the Olympic ski slopes in Sochi. Alpine Skiing Cup of Russia competitions stage was held at the ski resort "Rosa Hutor" in Krasnaya Polyana. It was the first official event in the course of testing Olympic trails futures. The competition was attended by about 60 skiers. At this ski resort in 2014 will be host the Olympic Games.

Russia finally moves to daylight saving time

moscow time February 8, 2011, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said that Russia refuses practice the transition to daylight saving time from autumn of 2011.
President made statement at a meeting with young scientists and president prizewinners for science and innovation 2010. Explaining his decision President Medvedev said: It will be good for the country. I have been repeatedly asked about this by people.

Militsiya change its name to Police in Russia

Police on horse in Moscow From March 1, 2011 militsiya in Russia change its name. At the initiative of President Dmitry Medvedev State Duma of Russian Federation approved the Police law. Under the new law, militsiya (милиция) changed its name to police (полиция).

Dakar Rally 2011 had ended

The transcontinental marathon Dakar Rally 2011 had ended. Start Rally was given on January 1 in Buenos Aires. Rally finish was held on January 16 in the same place.
At the start of the race were 407 vehicles: 170 motorbikes, 30 quads, 140 cars and 67 trucks.

The winners of the Dakar Rally 2011

  • Cars: Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT), Timo Gottschalk (GER), Volkswagen.
  • Motorcycles: Marc Coma (ESP), KTM.


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