Poor Russians to Blame for Ailing Economy, Official Says

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Poor Russians to Blame for Ailing Economy, Official Says

Petr Kovalyov / TASS A senior Russian government official has linked the country’s sluggish economic performance to poor Russians with low purchasing power. Although Russia climbed out of recession in 2017 and is on track to achieve 2 percent GDP growth despite low oil prices and western sanctions, official data indicates that real wages have decreased for four years in a row.

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