Putin in an interview with TASS identified the

“If you think that the middle class is like living in France, in Germany or in the United States, it is not true”, – said Vladimir Putin. The middle class in each country is different, he said, reminding about the methodology of the World Bank: middle class is considered by number of households, people whose income is half more than the minimum wage. “The minimum wage 11 280, in my opinion, in this year, and the average salary is much higher. We have such a lot, surely more than 70 percent,” – said the head of state.

Counting the middle class “means” do not, and according to the methodology of the World Bank in each country, it turns out your middle class, Putin said. In Russia, he certainly is, and the task is only to strengthen and to grow revenues.