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Russians have become richer

February 9 2007

In Russia the growing prosperity of citizens, albeit unevenly. Last year, the share of 10% of the richest people in the country had 30% of all revenues.

On the tenth of the population that is impoverished, according to the Federal State Statistics Service, had only 2%. The proportion of people earning less than 1500 rubles per month, down from 3,2 to 1,8%.

There is a growing middle class. More than a quarter of Russians have incomes of 12 thousand rubles and above, and 61 of the population receive more than 7,000 rubles. NTV reports

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