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[2006-10-31] March in Russian History
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[2006-10-31] April in Russian History
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[2006-10-31] May in Russian History
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[2006-10-31] June in Russian History
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[2006-10-31] September in Russian History
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[2006-10-31] Statistics on Suicide in Russia
As many as 60,000 people commit suicide in Russia annually, a senior Russian psychiatrist said Wednesday. "There have been an average 60,000 suicides in Russia every year over the last 12 years, and all of them could have been stopped," Tatyana Dmitriyeva, director of the Serbsky Social and Forensic Psychiatry Research Center, told a news conference ahead of World Mental Health Day, October 10. She said that although about 20% of suicides are mentally ill, there are moments in human life when a person is prone to take the final step in a certain state of mind.Worldwide, Dmitriyeva said, Russia [...]
[2006-10-31] Growth in Personal Wealth
Buoyed by a flood of cash from oil and gas exports, the value of stock, bonds and other financial assets held by Russians will grow at 12 percent yearly through 2010. Personal financial wealth in India, meanwhile, will grow at 13 percent; in China, 11 percent; and in Brazil, 6 percent, according to the report, released Tuesday. To be sure, Russia and the other so-called BRIC countries are still playing catch-up: In 2005, Russians boasted just $558 billion in financial assets, versus $31 trillion in the United States and $12 trillion in Japan. The report only measures investors’ financial asse [...]
[2006-10-31] Classified Federal Spending
The Russian state will spend 666 billion rubles secretly in 2007. According to the IEPP, 9.5% of federal budget spending was classified in 2003. In the draft budget for 2007, it's 12.2%. In absolute figures, secret spending has tripled: from 225.34 billion rubles to 666.12 billion rubles. Secrecy is increasing for national defense spending (45.6% of items classified in 2007, compared to 36.2% in 2003), as well as for security and law enforcement (31.3% compared to 22.4%). There is even some secrecy in social spending categories: 4.7% of items classified in spending on housing and communal serv [...]
[2006-10-31] Russian Faith in Politics
In a poll conducted this September, 77% of respondents support Putin's work as president and 22% disapproved of it. Putin is the best Russian politician, according to 45% of respondents. Emergency Situations Minister Sergei Shoigu is trusted by 19% of respondents, Liberal Democratic Party leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky by 12%, Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov by 10%, and First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev by 9%. The list of the ten most popular Russian politicians in September also included Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov (8%), Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov [...]
[2006-10-31] Russian Voting Preferences
Imagine that parliamentary elections will be held again this Sunday. Which of the following parties would you vote for? Key:Name of Party (Acronym)June 2006Aug 2006 United Russia (ER)47%47% Communist Party (KPRF)15%19% Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR)12%10% Yabloko (Liberal)4%4% For A Dignified Life4%2% Russian Pensioners Party (RPP)3%1% Union of Right Forces (SPS)2%2% Agrarian Party of Russia (APR)1%1% Motherland - National Patriotic Union (MDRT)2%3% Source: Yury Levada Analytical CenterMethodology: Interviews to 1,600 Russian adults, conducted from Aug. 18 [...]
[2006-10-31] Ethnic Tolerance
A poll has shown that 45 percent of the Russians advise teaching the culture of ethnic communication and tolerance at schools and through the mass media, solving social problems and tightening the control of migration flows. The All-Russia Centre of Public Opinion Research (VTSIOM) has conducted the poll on September 2-3 among 1,600 people in 153 residential areas of Russia's 46 regions. The margin of error was 3.4 percent. At the same time, 42 percent of the respondents had no prescriptions, and another 13 percent believe that there are no problems at all. More than half of those polled said [...]
[2006-10-31] Political Party Donations
There are 35 political parties in Russia, but almost half of them receive no funding from the state or never submit financial accounts to the authorities. Experts expect that most of these parties will cease to exist before the next election. The Central Electoral Commission (CEC) has released political parties' financial reports for the second quarter of 2006. As usual, the United Russia party reported the largest sum of donations - 220.5 million rubles. Other "millionaires" include Russian Patriots (53.6 million rubles), Motherland (45.4 million rubles), the Russian Party of Life (35.9 mill [...]
[2006-10-31] Oil Production
The pace of growth in oil production in 2009 will fall to 1.4%, according to a report on the main areas of budget and tax policy in 2007 prepared by the Russian Finance Ministry. According to the document, oil production in 2006 will amount to 482 million tonnes (up 2.6% year-on-year). In 2007 growth in production will start to fall and production will only increase 2.1% to 492 million tonnes, in 2008 - 1.6% (500 million tonnes) and in 2009 - 1.4% to 507 million tonnes. According to Finance Ministry forecasts, oil exports in 2006 will amount to 255 million tonnes (up 1.2%), in 2007 - 264 mill [...]
[2006-10-31] GDP and Industrial Output
Russia's gross domestic product and industrial production grew significantly in the first half of this year, the Economic Development and Trade Ministry said Thursday. The ministry said in a report that GDP had grown 6.5% in the reporting period and 6.9% in June. GDP growth was 7.1% in the second quarter of 2006, against 5.5% in the first quarter. Consumer prices increased 6.2% in January-June, while industrial production gained 4.4% during the period and 2.9% in June. The industrial production index in the second quarter was 106%. Fixed capital investment from all financing sources grew [...]
[2006-10-31] Russian people Income and Wages
Russians' real disposable incomes up 11.1% on year in Jan-Jun MOSCOW, July 21 (Prime-Tass) -- The real disposable incomes of Russian citizens rose 11.1% on the year in January-June, the Federal State Statistics Service said Friday. Real disposable income excludes taxes and other mandatory payments and its performance is adjusted for inflation as measured by the consumer price index (CPI). Russians’ average income per capita rose 25.6% on the year to 10,975 rubles in June, the service said. Total wage arrears in Russia fell 5.5% in the month to 5.435 billion rubles as of July 1, the service [...]
[2006-10-31] Russian's Opinions on Russia
34% -Russia "is moving in the right direction" (in February the figure was 40%)47% - Russia "is moving along the wrong path" (in February -- 44%),19% - Haddifficulty answering (in February -- 16%). 5% - completely satisfied with what is happening in the country,25% -satisfied for the most part,71% are not entirely satisfied or are not satisfied at all. 24% - satisfied with the leadership's economic course 71% - unsatisfied with the leadership's economic course 13% - satisfied with the moral and ethical state of the country84% - unsatisfied with the moral and ethical state of the country [...]
[2006-10-31] Russian GDP, Industrial Output, Inflation
Source: "Russian economy: forecasts for 2006" by Nina Kulikova. Published by RIA Novosti on March 27, 2006According to the data of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, in 1999-2005 Russia's GDP increased by nearly 57%, with average annual growth rates constituting 6.6%. The preliminary figure of Russia's GDP growth in 2005 cited by the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) was 6.4%.Overall, Russia's industrial output increased by 4% in 2005. At the same time, industrial growth declined year-on-year, primarily because of a s [...]
[2006-10-31] ANNA POLITKOVSKSAYA MURDERED
10.10.2006 Anna Politkovskaya was aspecial correspondent for the Russian twice-weekly newspaper Novaya Gazeta and was known for hersharp pen and level head. Famous for her reporting onthe warin Chechnya, her work in helping mediate the Nord-Ost theatre siege and her criticisms of the Putin administration, shereceived numerous internationalawards including:First Prize of the Lettre Ulysses Award (2003) Hermann-Kesten Medal, PEN Germany (2003) Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women's Media Foundation (2002) Most Courageous Defence of Free Expression from Index on Censorship (2 [...]
[2006-10-31] Realtor Accused of Raping Women Met on Dating Site
A judge set bail at $1 million today for a Newport Beach real estate agent accused of sexually assaulting three women, two of whom he met through an online dating service, prosecutors said.Joseph Raymond Garcia, 47, appeared in a Newport Beach courtroom this afternoon, but did not enter a plea to six counts of sodomy by force and one count of forcible rape in connection with the alleged attacks at his Irvine home, said Susan Schroeder of the Orange County District Attorney's Office.Orange County Superior Court Judge Peter Polos rescheduled arraignment for Nov. 3.Deputy Public Defender George A [...]
[2006-10-31] Frequent daters are advised to examine motivation in quest to find love of their lives
The virtual dating age, which has provided numerous ways of finding an instant date, has added a new species of addicts to the scene: Obsessive daters. Apparently, the sense of euphoria that comes with dating is so strong that there are people who have begun consuming dates on a regular basis in unimaginable quantities. Although a little more expensive than cigarettes, the real addicts say it is even more satisfying than chocolate. It's easy to detect dating addicts: Contrary to regular singles, who immediately get worked up at the sound of the word "date" and have to undergo mental prepar [...]
[2006-10-31] Dating Site Targets Rich And Beautiful
Chinese dating website 915915.com launched recently. The site caters to the wealthy, only allowing men with a net worth of at least two million Yuan and putting restrictions on the appearance and personal background of women members. Revenue is generated from membership fees and wedding consulting services. [...]
[2006-10-31] Las Colinas Online Dating Service Wins Lawsuit
A Las Colinas-based online dating service is claiming victory in the battle to keep its clients safe.True.com settled a landmark lawsuit against a man who lied about his criminal past. They say they achieved that, in part, because their competitive edge has always been their promise."We cannot guarantee that a criminal cannot get on our site. But I will guarantee that they will be sorry - very, very sorry - that they did," says true.com CEO Herb Vest.The online dating service is the only one that conducts criminal background checks and requires potential members to take an online oath, of sort [...]
[2006-10-31] Man charged with using sex tape to extort more sex
He should have bought flowers. A 25-year-old Hamilton man appeared in court yesterday facing extortion and voyeurism charges after police say he threatened to show a sex tape featuring him and his ex-girlfriend to her friends and family if she refused to see him again. The pair met several months ago at an Internet chat room. He's from Hamilton; she's 21 and from a small Ontario town. "Let's just say, it's a perfectly acceptable chat room," said Detective Sergeant Mike Campbell, head of the criminal investigation branch of the Hamilton police's central division. Over several months, the [...]
[2006-10-30] Online dating fatal for man, 56
The Web site for one Brazilian marriage agency invites prospective male clients to ``make your dreams come true!'' There are hundreds more Web pages with the same theme: Your exotic dream girl is just a few clicks away. The ease of Internet dating is hard for many to resist. But the hope of finding that special someone online turned into tragedy for one San Bruno man who threw caution to the wind and met a woman who now is a suspect in his kidnapping and murder. Raymond James Merrill, 56, a carpenter and musician who lived in a modest, two-bedroom house on Jenevein Avenue, flew to São [...]
[2006-10-30] The Nigerian Lottery Scam is now moving from email to online dating services
Lynda Worden from Roy lost her husband almost eight years ago and was hoping to meet a new companion through LDS Promise.com. Instead, she was befriended by a con-artist who called himself James Calvin Peters. Peters asked Lynda to help with his business operations and sent her a fake cashiers check for more than 43-thousand dollars. Lynda deposited the check and before it was determined a fraud Lynda wired money to locations at Peters' request. Lynda Worden, Scammed Online: "I was so upset and felt betrayed. It's heartbreaking to think you totally trust somebody, and I have a hard tim [...]
[2006-10-30] Pope urges action on sexual abuse
To do this, the church had to find out what had happened in the past, he said. The Pope made the comments to a group of visiting bishops from Ireland, where abuse scandals dating back decades have damaged the reputation of the church. Trust in the clergy had been damaged, Pope Benedict said, and rebuilding confidence was an urgent task. In March, a report from the Archdiocese of Dublin said that more than 100 Catholic priests in Dublin were suspected of having abused children in the last 66 years. But there have been other scandals in various parts of the world. In the US, a Boston [...]
[2006-10-30] Law passed to help people caught in dating violence
While it is common for those who are married, divorced or living together to file orders of protection against violent mates or ex-mates, up until recently there has not been any protection provided to those in violent dating situations. Now a bill has been passed in the last legislative session to provide remedies for those caught in a violent situation with somebody they are dating or have dated. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Lindsley Smith, D-Fayetteville, in the House; and Sen. Sue Madison, D-Fayetteville, in the Senate. The law allows domestic violence victims in dating relationships [...]
[2006-10-30] Violence and abuse creep into one in five teen relationships
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[2006-10-30] How To Find A Good Internet Dating Site
Internet dating is so popular that I don’t know anyone who hasn't tried joining one of these sites. It seems like everywhere we surf on the Internet, various pop-up ads advertising free online personals flood our screens – it's the latest Internet gold rush. More and more people are signing up for a minimal monthly fee. What they get for their money is a place on the web where they can post their profile in order to let other people contact them.Unfortunately, as Internet dating sites increase, more and more people are also having awful experiences, because very few dating sites screen their m [...]
[2006-10-30] Talking openly about love, sexuality
It was Valentine's Day, Karen Lincoln recalled fondly, and boyfriend Mark Quirk brought flowers when he picked her up for the dance. They were dressed up, and the lights in the ballroom were beautiful, and suddenly he got down on one knee, and gave her an emerald ring that shone. She smiled and said yes, and they slow-danced to the theme song from "Titanic." Lincoln was taking part in a round-table discussion about dating and relationships, and it was her turn to talk about her love life. She described her five-year relationship with Quirk with a shy but firm pride. They probably can't live [...]
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