Olga Goldette: Alexei Druzhinin / RIA Novosti
The poverty of the Russians — the main obstacle for the economic growth of the country, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets. About it reports “Interfax”.
“Today, incomes are the main limitation for the development of the demand and, consequently, sustained economic growth”, — said the Golodets.
According to her, the main task of Russia in the near future will be to increase income. If the situation to change will fail, the economy will face problems, said Deputy Prime Minister. Measures to increase incomes already being taken. In particular, the state Duma introduced a bill to raise the minimum wage (SMIC) to a living wage since may of this year, recalled the incident.
The deputies adopted in the first reading on 7 February. Previously it was assumed that the figures will equate to 1 January 2019.
In the spring of 2017 Golodets spoke about the unique poverty of the Russians. The average salary in Russia in 2016 was 36.7 thousand rubles, the minimum wage in the country receive 4.9 million, she said.
According to Rosstat, real income of Russians in the past year fell by 1.7 percent in annual terms. This was the fourth year fall: in the years 2014-2016 revenues fell by 0.7, 3.2 and 5.8 percent, respectively.
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