"The Russian capital is home to 33 billionaires, more than any other city in the world, according to a new ranking by the Russian edition of Forbes magazine. More than Riyadh, Tokyo or London. More than poor old New York, which is home to just 31 billionaires."
"Russia's oil production rose last month by almost 10 percent compared with a year ago, the Russian Federal Statistics Service reported Friday."
"Real disposable incomes increased 11.5% year-on-year. The real wage grew 15.1% and the nominal wage grew 27.3%."
"Russia is the only country which exports oil and increases its production along with increase in demand."
"The level of anti-Semitism in Russia is lower than in France and many other European countries, Russias chief rabbi Berl Lazar was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying Wednesday."
"Some of the charm Russia holds for expatriates is the comparatively low rent and high salaries."
" Speaking of taxes, remember that Ben Franklin quote about death and taxes? Well, the Russian employers will generally pay the Russian taxes for you, and you dont owe the IRS a red cent if you made less than $80K while working abroad."