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“A person who would personify the hero of 2020, according to Russians, is honest, decent, and fair (13%). Of the options proposed, Russians most often referred to the heroes of the year as doctors and medical workers (55%), as well as EMERCON employees who save people in emergency situations (31%).”
This week, politicians are caught red-handed; surrogate motherhood and gambling are (apparently) the same; and Putin isn't as hip with the youth as you'd think.
The Moscow Metro plans to allow passengers to pay with Face ID.
“The share of completely non-cash customers who use a bank card but do not withdraw cash from an ATM for a month is steadily growing. Now it is 39%, which is 5 percentage points higher than before the pandemic.”
– Alexander Vedyakhin, First Deputy Chairman of the Board of Sberbank, on the growing number of clients who are not using cash at all
A recent survey among Russians seeks to answer this question.
“Compared to the crisis period, the share of people adhering to a savings policy in economic behavior has decreased: 68% of Russians believe that it is better to spend as little as possible, saving as much as possible for the future.”
– Results of a poll conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Center, on how Russians are saving and spending money
Tipping in Russia is not always the most transparent.
This week: education! Tests for hopeful investors, savings for college, and learning what exactly is in sausage.
This week Russians get diet advice, the president of Belarus gets kicked out of a neighboring country, and even cats aren't excused from social distancing.
Be careful what QR-codes you scan in Russia, you may be opening yourself up to fraud.
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