can Hardly be considered accurate predictions about the slide into poverty of the Russian middle class – so has commented on statements of the HSE rector Yaroslav Kuzminov, the press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov.

Previously, Kuzminov said that the Russian middle class will take the brunt. The poor will become poor, the rich also have a chance to stay rich, but their income is also reduced. And unemployment in Russia could reach 8%.

Peskov also said that the situation is difficult, but not worth talking about support only the middle class. A programme for the support of all segments of the population in the pandemic and economic crisis, the authorities are trying to follow it. We are talking about minimize the harm to all citizens, not while some class. Who will be more than others under attack, gonna find out eventually. In the meantime, the government and the regions requires teamwork to counter the crisis.

“No, no such plan and it should not be, there are support measures for the entire population and to allocate only the middle class is absolutely the wrong approach,” – said Peskov.

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