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Grandson of Oryol Region

In February 2020, a new tenant appeared in the Afanasyevsky prestigious residential complex in Moscow. According to the statement from the Federal Agency for State Registration, Cadastre, and Cartography (Rosreestr,) Marina Rogacheva was the owner of the apartment on the 7th floor. She is a former member of the Federation Council and the daughter of Yegor Stroyev, once an influential politician from the United Russia party.

Novosibirsk Applying Double Standards to Defrauded Homebuyers

The Novosibirsk region has the biggest number of defrauded real estate investors in Siberia. At the beginning of March, 98 unfinished houses across the region were listed in the Unified Information System of the Russian Ministry of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities Sector (Minstroy.) A total of 47 of them are located in Novosibirsk. The local authorities will not be able to solve the problems of all the defrauded homebuyers due to insufficient financing.

Putin Admits his Participation in Next Presidential Election in Russia

According to the incumbent Russian President, his participation in the next presidential election will be possible if an appropriate decision is approved by the Constitutional Court. For this to happen, the latter has to decide on whether or not a constitutional amendment allowing him to run for the presidential office once again contradicts Russia’s Constitution. Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted his possible participation in the next presidential election to be held in 2024. He made this statement during his visit to the State Duma on March, 10.

Krasnoyarsk Сadets Will Not Have to Fast Anymore

Food standards in the cadet corps of the Krasnoyarsk territory will be revised to reach those of the Suvorov military schools, a type of boarding school in the former Soviet Union and in modern Russia and Belarus for boys of 14–18, named after the renowned 18th century military commander Alexander Suvorov. At present, they are at the level of general schools. However, this diet for teenagers who live practically in army conditions is clearly not enough.

Will Resettlement from Dilapidated Houses in Karelia be Finished?

The Foundation for Assistance to the Reform of the Housing and Utilities Sector has revoked about 400 mln rubles ($5,465,360) from the Republic of Karelia, a region in northwest Russia, bordering Finland. The monies were intended for resettlement of people living in substandard housing. However, the authorities of the republic said that the program for the time period from 2019 to 2025 is being implemented ahead of schedule and will be completed by 2023.

Siberian Region Threatening Developers with Bankruptcy

In the republic of Buryatia, a Siberian region to the east of Lake Baikal, nine construction companies may be declared bankrupt if construction of the problematic facilities, which they are responsible for, is not completed soon. In this way, the regional Fund for Protection of Rights of Participants in Shared-Equity Construction Projects hopes to motivate developers to finish the work as soon as possible.

Indexation of Pensions Useless: Expert Criticizes Putin's Constitutional Idea

The indexation of pensions, which the government is waving as its main achievement as part of the pension system reform, turned out to be a useless idea at all. Moreover, for some reason President Vladimir Putin considers it the main factor that motivates senior Russian citizens to accept the changes.

“People are Robbed:” State Duma Calls on Head Antimonopoly Watchdog to Tackle Appetites of Government Companies

Valery Gartung, a member of A Just Russia faction, noted that today, more than 70% of the Russian economy is under full control of the state. There is a similar situation in the fuel and energy sector. “The same government companies are imposing inflated tariffs on the residents. In fact, people are robbed,” he added.

“Objective factors:” Putin Blaming Cheap Oil for Drop in Russians’ Revenues

When asked by reporters if he should have personal responsibility for the decline in people's income, Vladimir Putin made an attempt to justify officials.

"Saving on a Tricky Recalculation of Payments:" State Duma Again Criticized Pension Fund and Cabinet of Ministers

To put it simply, some deputies of the State Duma suspect that a simplistic manipulation of data by the Federal Service of State Statistics (Rosstat) allows the Russian government and the Pension Fund to economize on indexation and surcharges for pensioners.

Southern Siberian Region Can’t Afford an Acceptable Standard of Living

The Republic of Tuva, a remote constituent region of Russia in southern Siberia where much of the population engages in nomadic cattle raising, has taken the last place in the new ranking of the quality of life in Russian regions complied by RIA Novosti news agency. Experts are confident that this is another wake-up call for its governor, Sholban Kara-ool.

Duma Deputy Lugovoy Suspects that RZD is Overpaying for Scrap

Andrey Lugovoy, a deputy of the State Duma for the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR,) has made a query to the Interior Ministry about the agreements on buying scrap metal by the Russian Railways (RZD) state railway corporation from Translom. According to Lugovoy, the latter takes advantage of its exclusive position selling scrap to RZD at twice the price it buys the same scrap from the very same RZD.

Did Dairy Oligarch Stumble Over Leukemia?

Milk products play an important role in the daily ration of people of all ages. After breastfeeding, children are allowed to the "milk diet" – dairy products made from cow's milk. The quality of the raw material – raw milk – obviously has paramount importance to the health of the nation.

Trans-Baikal Territory is Crying Out for Gas

Protest actions demanding immediate installation of gas services took place in the Trans-Baikal territory and the Republic of Buryatia. Since the 2000s, attempts to lay gas pipelines to these regions have been made. However, so far boiler-houses have been running on coal and firewood, and the city has been suffocating from smog all winter.

Nizhny Novgorod is Likely to Stop Being a Million-Strong City

The Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) in Nizhny Novgorod, a major industrial city lying at the confluence of the Volga and Oka rivers some 440 km east of Moscow, reports that the birth rate is declining and mortality rate is rising in the city and in the Nizhny Novgorod region. Nizhny Novgorod is almost the only Russian million-strong city where the number of residents is decreasing.

“Provocation and Nonsense:” the State Duma Comments on the Idea of Imposing Tax on Cats and Dogs

According to officials in the Republic of Yakutia (Sakha) in northeastern Siberia, the funds collected from the masters of dogs and cats might be used to recover the costs which the authorities bankroll when they finance the removal stray animals.

We need to survive here

Last autumn, due to waves of protest in social media, our country learned the word "cystic fibrosis," which means either a sentence to a painful death or a full-fledged life supported by permanent medication intake. Everything depends on where a person suffering from cystic fibrosis lives. If the scene is set in Russia, he or she is ill-fated. If in other countries, his or her chances for a normal life are high.

Resident of Chelyabinsk Sends Putin Her Supplementary Pension

Yelena Karpenya, a resident of Chelyabinsk, a major industrial city in the south of the Urals, has sent President Vladimir Putin her pension supplement that she received in January this year. It is noted that after the indexation by 6.6%, the amount of her pension went up by 1 ruble and 10 kopecks ($0.02): it was 9,224.59 rubles ($137.72) and has now increased to 9,225.69 rubles ($137.78.)