Date: 4 months ago   Category: Economy

Kudrin called a share of the poor population of Russia — Rambler News Service


Kudrin called a share of the poor population of Russia
Photo: RIA News/Valery Melnikov poverty Level in Russia remains high, 19,3 million people, that is 13,2% of the population have income below the poverty line, the head of the Audit Chamber Alexey Kudrin in the State Duma has said during the speech. "Nevertheless the level of poverty remains high, 19,3 million people, that is 13,2% of the population have income below the poverty line" — he has told. Kudrin has added that "the standard of living in the country, that is the real income of the population totally for 4 years has decreased by 11%". The head of the Audit Chamber hopes that "this year we after all will promote for the first time the real income of the population". He has noted that "for the first 8 months of this year they have grown by 2,6%". Kudrin has emphasized that "the actual growth of the size of pensions last year, nevertheless, was already positive, has made 3,6% after a two-year break during which, unfortunately, and at pensioners real income has decreased by 7,1%". "In the first 7 months of this year we see growth of real income of pensioners too, it encourages" — the head of the Audit Chamber has noted.

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