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30,000 bottles of fake vodka seized in Russia

June 27th, 2012 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police in Russia's Siberia region have seized 30,000 bottles of counterfeit vodka estimated at three million rubles ($90,000), the interior ministry said.The bottles were seized ... Read more...

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Sharp drop in vodka production, Russian alcohol makers

April 5th, 2012 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The number of alcoholic drink makers in Russia fell 32 percent last year as a result of government steps to re-license local manufacturers and sellers, ... Read more...

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Russia’s poverty rate rises to 12.8 percent

February 21st, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's poverty rate increased to 12.8 percent of the population in 2011 compared to the previous year, Alexander Surinov, head of the Federal State Statistics ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Media magnifying teenage suicides in Russia’

February 21st, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The rate of teenage suicides in Russia was declining but excessive media coverage portrays it as a growing trend, experts have said."There has been a ... Read more...

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Five mn Russians fail to identify their ethnicity

December 21st, 2011 - 9:26 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Around 5.6 million people in Russia failed to identify their ethnicity during the 2010 census, according to a latest report.The census results showed the country's ... Read more...

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Moscow laziest city in Russia: Survey

June 7th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow is the laziest city in Russia where people work almost two hours less than in other regions of the country, Russian business daily Kommersant ... Read more...

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Single dogs can now find a mate on the web

November 14th, 2010 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
By Prantick Majumder New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Dog owners worried about the relationship status of their single pets can now heave a sigh of relief. Thanks to DogSpot, a capital-based web portal, ... Read more...

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Half a million Russian may lose jobs

February 3rd, 2010 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 3 (RIA Novosti) The total number of unemployed people in Russia may rise to 6.7 million as almost half a million people are in danger of losing their jobs, authorities ... Read more...

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Latvia’s inflation reaches 16 percent

March 10th, 2008 - 9:25 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Riga, March 10 (RIA Novosti) Latvia's inflation in the past year has been the highest in the European Union (EU), with average prices up 16.7 percent amid soaring food and fuel ... Read more...

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