Date: 8 months ago   Category: Economy

Kudrin called "shameful" the current level of poverty in Russia — Rambler News Service


Photo: globallookpress.com the Head of the Russian Audit Chamber Alexey Kudrin called the current level of poverty in Russia "shameful". He has said it during hearings in the Federation Council on "About Draft Budget Parameters for 2019 and for Planning Period of 2020 and 2021". "I already said that such poverty as at us in the country to have shamefully at such GDP level on soul, income on soul (the population. — RNS)", – Kudrin has told. The head of the Audit Chamber has assessed positively "rather courageous" the plan of the government for decrease in poverty which is put in the forecast. "Not always we see those measures which will lead to it, but the fact that such purpose and a task of the budget are devoted to it - it is, I consider, is very positive", – Kudrin has told. At the end of September Kudrin in the State Duma has said during the speech that poverty level in Russia remains high. According to him, 19,3 million people, that is 13,2% of the population have income below the poverty line. The head of the Audit Chamber noted that the real income of the population totally for 4 years has decreased by 11%. Kudrin emphasized that in 2018 increase in real income of the population is possible. For the first 8 months of this year the real income of the population, according to the head of the Audit Chamber, has grown by 2,6%.

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