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Fun |  Events |  29.05.20

Russians Favourite Characters in Children’s Books

According to a study conducted by the Russian e-book subscription service MyBook, Harry Potter, the protagonist of the eponymous series of books by Joan Rowling topped the ranking of the most beloved characters in children’s books in Russia.  The rating was compiled on the eve of the Children’s Day, annually celebrated in Russia on June

Visit |  Events |  29.05.20

‘Colours of Russian Flag’ Campaign to Be Held Online

The Russian patriotic action “Colours of the Russian Flag” will be held online, the Victory Museum reports. To become a participant in the action you should send a picture of the state flag to the museum’s email address ( or publish it on its page on social networks. Participants can also draw a flag or make

Insight |  Moscow |  29.05.20

Experts Noted Muscovites Most Popular Services in ‘My Documents’ Centres

More than 12 thousand people visited ‘My Documents’ public service centres from May 25 to draw up and issue a social card, the official website of the Moscow Mayor reports. Currently, for Muscovites, 144 services are available. The ‘My Documents’ centres work by appointment in order to avoid mass crowds and prevent the spread of

Insight |  Around Russia |  29.05.20

Russians Buy More Educational Goods for Children Than Toys

In April and May 2020, Russians spend up to 29 per cent more money on distance education of children depending on the category of goods, TASS reports.  According to the results of a study conducted by Otkrytie Bank, in April the expenses of Russians on digital applications increased by 29 per cent, 23 per cent

Business |  Technology |  29.05.20

New Test Created by Russian Scientists Determines COVID-19 Stage

Specialists of the Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology named after N. F. Gamaleya have developed a new test system that allows determining the stage of the COVID-19, TASS reports.   This test reveals specific human immunity which makes it possible to determine the stage of the disease and select potential plasma donors from among those who have already been

Fun |  Events |  28.05.20

Novosibirsk Artist Presented Military Painting to Volgograd

Novosibirsk artist, Vladimir Vlasov, donated the picture “From the War” to the hero city of Volgograd in honour of the 75th anniversary of the Victory, the press service of the Ministry of Culture of the Novosibirsk region reported.  The ceremonial transfer of the painting was carried out as part of the project “The War on

Insight |  Around Russia |  28.05.20

Please Breathe: Russians Collect Memories About Doctors Fighting Coronavirus

The main goal of the All-Russian action “Please Breathe!” helps to collect stories and preserve the memory of medical workers who are fighting with coronavirus, RIA News reports.  The campaign in support of doctors was launched by Russia Today jointly with the Ministry of Health, Associations of Volunteer Centres, and the Volunteer-Medics Movement. Everyone can

Business |  Economics |  28.05.20

Over 10 Billion Rubles for Customer Support Allocated by VTB Bank in Rostov

The VTB Bank in the Rostov region approved a credit vacation for 4.7 thousand individual borrowers by more than 3.1 billion rubles. Small and medium-sized enterprises affected by the COVID-19 pandemic provided with 7.2 billion rubles of credit assistance. The total amount of support amounted to 10.3 billion rubles, 1rnd reports.  It is noted that

Fun |  Movies |  27.05.20

Top 5 World Most Popular Cartoons Included Russian Animated Series

The Russian project “Masha and the Bear” is included in the top popular cartoons in the world during the coronavirus pandemic. The animated series was in the top 10 world leaders, taking 4th place in the ranking, TASS reports.  The first and second places were taken by Peppa Pig and SpongeBob, and the third by

Business |  Economics |  27.05.20

Forbes Estimates Russian Billionaires Revenue Growth During Pandemic

The aggregate fortune of dollar billionaires of the Russian Federation grew by $62 billion against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, Forbes reports.  As specified, total revenue amounted to 454 billion dollars. In particular, the total fortune of the 5 richest Russians increased by $22.6 billion since March 18, amounting to almost 110 billion. The

Business |  Economics |  27.05.20

Federal Statistics Service Noted Real Wages Growth in Russia

The growth of real accrued salaries in March 2020 accelerated to 5.9 per cent in annual terms, according to the data provided by the Federal Statistics Service (Rosstat), TASS reports. It is noted that in the first quarter of the year, real salaries in Russia grew by 6.2 per cent in annual terms. The average

Visit |  Events |  27.05.20

Coronavirus Patients Will See Doctors Faces on Special Badges

The action ‘Good Badges’ is taking place in the capital of Russia. Moscow photographers take pictures of doctors who fight with coronavirus infection. Later, there will be produced badges with their faces, the official website of the Moscow Mayor reports.  The action will help patients to see the faces of doctors who help them fight