Life Expectancy in Russia Reaches 72 Years for First Time

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(Moscow Times – themoscowtimes.com – August 15, 2017) The average life expectancy in Russia has for the first time exceeded 72 years, deputy prime minister Olga Golodets said on Monday. According to data from the federal statistics agency Rosstat, the average life expectancy reached 72.4 in the first half year of 2017, she was cited as saying by the state-run […]

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Most Russians Won’t Make It to Their 71st Birthday, OECD Report Shows

(Moscow Times – themoscowtimes.com – November 5, 2015) High alcohol and tobacco consumption mean most Russians will never reach the age of 71, with the average life expectancy in Russia lagging almost 10 years behind the average in developed countries – the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said in a report published Wednesday. The average life expectancy in Russia […]

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Interfax: Russian hopes to complete work on OECD accession in 2014

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MOSCOW. Nov 25 (Interfax) – Russian federal executive authorities and the OECD should increase their work to complete the relevant work for Russia’s accession to the organization before the end of 2014, a Russian government presidium decision published on the government website on Monday shows. The Russian Economic Development, Natural Resources, Industry and Trade Ministries and other federal executive bodies […]

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RIA Novosti: Russians’ Quality of Life Improved Over Last Decade – OECD

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MOSCOW, November 5 (RIA Novosti) ­ Russia has “made progress” in improving the quality of life of its citizens over the last decade, though the country’s scores in some areas are lower than the international average, a new study by an international economic organization says. The average Russian household net-adjusted disposable income is about $15,300 a year, according to the […]

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Russians ‘Most Well Educated’ in the World

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(Moscow Times – themoscowtimes.com – October 18, 2013) Russian are the most well educated people in the world, a report by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development said. Russia topped the rankings followed by Canada and Japan. Israel and the United States rounded up the top five. The ranking factored in the percentage of adults in a country who […]

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Russia could join OECD in two years if politics do not get in way, official says

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(Interfax – MOSCOW, May 15, 2013) Russia could complete negotiations to join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in two years if this issue is not politicized, Vladimir Tkachenko, Russia’s representative in talks to join the organization, said in an interview with Interfax. “If we’re talking about a timeframe, then technically all work could in principle be finished […]

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OECD Accession Progressing Slowly but Surely

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(Moscow Times – themoscowtimes.com – Irina Filatova – February 18, 2013) The head of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development promised Friday that accession to the club of the world’s most economically advanced countries won’t take Russia as long as its entry into the World Trade Organization. “It will not take 17 years,” Angel Gurria told Finance Minister Anton […]

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Russia’s economy: facing down challenges; The head of the OECD says Russia has work ahead to fulfill its leadership potential

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(Moscow News – themoscownews.com – January 21, 2013) Angel Gurria, secretary general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, addressed the Gaidar Forum in a keynote address on Friday. [The global economic outlook] has deteriorated again, and the word “again” is probably the more operative one. We are indeed far from being out of the woods. We predict a […]

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Russian diplomat sees possible ‘political risks’ in OECD entry talks

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(Interfax – January 2, 2013) Moscow does not rule out negotiations on Russia’s entry to the OECD may be accompanied by “political risks” linked to the case of Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergey Magnitskiy’s death, the director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s economic cooperation department Aleksandr Gorban said, as reported by Interfax on 2 January. “These concerns are fair. There are […]

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NEWSLINK: Russian observers to be literally knocking on doors of US polling stations

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Itar-Tass reports how Russian would-be election observers, despite avoiding Texas, still intend to try to visit U.S. polling stations for the U.S. election: Russian observers will be literally “knocking on the doors of the polling stations” at the US presidential elections on Tuesday, State Duma deputy and member of the State Duma committee for security and counteraction to corruption Ilya […]

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