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the middle class in Russia should include those citizens who receive from 17 thousand rubles per month, such confidence was expressed by President of Russia Vladimir Putin in an interview with TASS for the project Explaining how it was calculated this figure, sufficient for the vast majority of Russians considered themselves middle class, Putin has referred to one of the methods of counting the world Bank, which defines the Russian middle class as To the middle class in Russia should include those citizens who receive from 17 thousand rubles per month, such confidence was expressed by President of Russia Vladimir Putin in an interview with TASS for the project “20 questions to Vladimir Putin”
the Press service of the President of Russia, Explaining how it was calculated this figure, sufficient for the vast majority of Russians considered themselves middle classom, Putin has referred to one of the methods of counting the world Bank, which defines the Russian middle class as “households whose level of consumption is 1.5 times higher than the national scale of poverty
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the middle class in Russia should include those citizens who receive from 17 thousand rubles per month, such confidence was expressed by President of Russia Vladimir Putin in an interview with TASS for the project “20 questions to Vladimir Putin”.

Explaining how it was calculated this figure, sufficient for the vast majority of Russians considered themselves middle class, Putin has referred to one of the methods of counting the world Bank, which defines the Russian middle class as “households whose level of consumption is 1.5 times higher than the national scale of poverty (income below the subsistence minimum)”.

“we Have such a lot, surely more than 70%,” – said Putin, adding that the average salary in Russia is much higher than the minimum wage (minimum wage), which was in 2019 11.28 thousand rubles.

the Head of Russia in this case decided to operate “dry figures”, ignoring the fact that the very definition of “middle class” implies that citizens belonging to it, should have the opportunity to meet “a wide range of material and social needs”.

so, according to Vladimir Putin, 17 thousand rubles – enough not only for food, clothing and housing, but also to education, travel, etc.

the Russian President chose not to mention that one of the criterion of belonging to the middle class is, including the presence in humans of this class of available funds. But in Russia 3/4 of the citizens (i.e. more than 70%) do not have enough money to pay.

in addition, according to the calculations the same world Bank, the average monthly income of the middle-class world level begins with a $ 3,500 (about 250 thousand rubles at current exchange rate) to this class may include not more than 8% of the total population of the world.

And although the President is right, stating that “the middle class in each country is different”, the worldwide middle-class is taken to include those people who have a high stable income (at least $2,000 for each family member), but at least 30-40 sq. m of total area on each member of the family, at least 2 cars per family.

In Russia, these are unlikely in the coming years there are more than 7-8% of the total population, but not 70%.

the Number of Russians receiving in a month more than 2000 dollars (from 120 thousand rubles and above) at the rough calculations does not exceed 2 million, that is about 1.3% of the total population of the Russian Federation, including infants and the elderly.

According to Rosstat, on average, every Russian is about 20-25 sq. m total area of the dwelling (individual house or separate apartment). But about 20% still live in the area less than 10 sq m per person.

you do Not have your car for about 60% of Russian households.

with regard to the available funds, which should have a representative of the middle class, 92% of all term deposits in banks and 89% of all financial assets of the country belongs to only 3% of Russians. The remaining 97% of Russian citizens either do not have savings in banks, or hold there own “funeral”.

But the Russian President believes otherwise and wants those who will vote for his amendment, at least today I felt “middle class.”

According to Putin, the Russian “middle class” it is wrong to identify with the middle class in France, Germany or the U.S., as “we must proceed from reality”. Besides, in France, as I am sure President Putin, no good – “there is no stopping these performances are…, entire sectors of the economy do not work during the riots 11 thpersons were killed, many were injured, eyes embossed rubber bullets… What good is that? You want that?”

Russians certainly don’t want to get a bullet in the eye, but the reality is that over the last six years (since the annexation of Crimea and the introduction against Russia of sanctions for aggression in Ukraine) people’s incomes are steadily falling, while the number of poor people grows. According to Rosstat, in poverty (i.e. with incomes below the subsistence minimum and minimum wage is 12 thousand 130 roubles) live about 20 million Russians (almost 13% of the population). And judging by the polls conducted among Russians, 40% of citizens live on less than 12.5 thousand rubles per month. The Russians themselves believe poor family, whose income per member is less than 15 000 rubles per month.

Grandfather said that according to the world Bank methodology, 70% of Russians are middle class. Grandpa, as always, lied. The world Bank for determination of the average grade takes into account also the consumption – availability of foreign cars, travel, etc.

How to define that Putin has decided to lie? He opened his mouth. pic.twitter.com/2Zi9fPmCFX

— George alburi (@alburov) March 18, 2020

If you reduce the minimum wage, we can ensure that even pensioners and disabled people will join the middle class.
And then Russia will become the first country in the world to overcome the poverty!

— Chippolino ☭ (@Beria911) March 18, 2020

Middle class – 17 200 rubles/month. According to the method of the World Bank. And as in France, we don’t want, then there is something good in this France?

the Amazing man he is. Not everyone can so, looking in the opponent’s face, to bear such nonsense, and not even to take my eyes not burn from shame. pic.twitter.com/qg9oG3sq96

— Roustem Adagamov (@adagamov) March 18, 2020

Imagine how stupid and incompetent people managerst country? https://t.co/OGdly5ircx

— Vladimir Milov (@v_milov) March 18, 2020

How in Russia the middle class?
anyone who ate pineapple!
Even if only once
anyway, you’re middle class!

— Fyodor Krasheninnikov (@Fyodorrrrr) March 18, 2020

– Boy, what leftovers you collected? What class?
Average.

— Restoreneuralnet (@OVCIOM) March 18, 2020

Putin: you can’t compare the Russian middle class French or German.

Yes.
we are all different and special.
the Turnover of power we have is to change Putin Putin, for example.
And the middle class – those who average at least once a day to eat.

— Prof. Transfiguration (@prof_preobr) March 18, 2020

we Have 70% of the people on the methodology of the world Bank – the middle class.

the minimum wage by country:
France – 1521 euros per month
Germany – 1557 euros per month
In the US the minimum wage is on an hourly rate of 10.80 dollars per hour, with an average – 1872 dollar a month

In Russia the minimum wage is 133 euros per month pic.twitter.com/PlOvkZN8et

— the Decadent West (@gniloywest) March 18, 2020

As middle class now, I’ll live. Travel will begin, I shall buy shares, a new start first, make a pair of lovers. The property will take in somewhere in Guatemala. pic.twitter.com/qISQKMiKUD

— CROCODILE.CCCP ☭ (@crocodile_CCCP) March 18, 2020

If the Russians receiving 217 dollars a month middle class. According to the perverted logic of Putin’s homeless in the United States receiving benefits in 945 dollars, it is the oligarch. pic.twitter.com/lt0U391Kbz

— Axiom (@Search_Veritas) March 18, 2020