I recall that on Oct. 17 in the world celebrates the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Therefore, I want to dedicate some posts to this infamous phenomenon of any society in our country. Official statistics show steady increase in average wages, income levels, in general, everything is normal in the country, so it is now, nobody believes it. Take the statistics from various independent sources and interviews and see how we are poor and why. The official minimum subsistence level in Russia's regions can be found in materials published by Russian newspaper. As we see in Russia on average is 4,780 rubles.
So, the number of Russians with incomes below this amount per person – 43.100000 people. Altogether, according to latest figures, live in Russia 132000000 people. Of course you understand that these 43 million of our citizens simply are not in poverty, and on the brink of survival. Another category of citizens with incomes up to 10 thousand rubles. on person is the majority of Russians, as beggars, and neither of which can not afford, but have yet revenues cover the costs of housing and a slice of bread.
So in fact, without the beauty of official statistics, Russia has 70-75 percent population of beggars. But in Russia there are 1,5% of the population, owning more than 50% of national wealth. According to the cma , Russia has annual revenue of over $ 1 million from 160.000 people. Only in Swiss banks is about $ 25 billion Russian origin.