Russia

How many governmental officials are there in Russia?

How much did the number of governmental officials increase during the years of Putin’s rule? Given that at this point, 100% of governmental staff is equipped with computers, smartphones, air and motor transport there should be a reduction in governmental officials, but we have the exact opposite situation. Way back in the USSR in the mid-1980s, the number of officials was about two million people. Now it’s much more, in the Russian Federation 3.8 billion rubles ($ 57 152 000) are spent daily on their maintenance. For every thousand people employed in the economy, we have 20.1 officials. In the

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The biggest failure of president Putin

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Putin’s permanent stay in power (even under the nominal President Medvedev everyone understood who was the head of the country), the people of the country remember everything: the destruction of freedom, the resurrection of censorship, the removal of the oligarchs and approximation of personal friends. But what is his major failure? The statists and even those whom the liberals contemptuously call “Putriots,” are forced to admit that instead of the rapid economic breakthrough promised by Putin, they’ve got an evident economic slowdown. The economy is stagnating: all its growth is banking speculation

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“Black hole” in the sea. “Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky”diesel electric submarine is being tested

“Black hole” in the sea. “Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky”diesel electric submarine is being tested

The latest diesel-electric submarine “Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky” is going through the factory sea trials. The submarine left the berth of the “Admiralty Shipyards” in St. Petersburg and headed for the Baltic Sea on August 16. A series of ship systems, including communications and sonar, will be tested during the tests. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is the first in a series of six submarines of the Varshavyanka project for the Pacific Fleet. These submarines belong to the third generation, have a displacement of 3.95 thousand tons, underwater speed – 20 knots, a depth of immersion of 300 meters and a crew of 52 people. They are

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