Medvedev boasted growth of real incomes of Russians

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Photo: Yuri Sagittarius / “Kommersant”

Real disposable income of the population in 2018 will grow by 1.6 percent, wages – by 7.6%, said Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview that is broadcasted live on NTV channel.

“There are very strict statistics on this subject. We have a long time because of the crisis, due to all kinds of restrictions and problems income fell. At the moment, in the last two years, they moved to increase,” — said Medvedev. He stressed that we are talking about real, not nominal wage growth.

The Prime Minister acknowledged that the seven per cent may not be such a large sum, especially if we are talking about small salaries, but more importantly, in his opinion, the growth is. “It means we broke the trend of falling revenues,” — said the head of the Russian government. He said that in Russia higher income growth rates than in many other countries.

Medvedev also called as “absolutely correct” society’s demands for justice, to equalize living conditions and eliminate poverty. He noted that low revenues mainly affects large families. “The most difficult situation of people who have children, and this is our future,” Medvedev said.

Earlier, analysts estimated that in 2015 the amount of taxes paid in Russia increased almost twice as fast as wages.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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