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The Kremlin reacted to the words of Kudrin about poverty in Russia
The Kremlin commented on the statement of the head of the Accounts Chamber Alexei Kudrin, who on the eve declared that in Russia “poverty had become a shame”. About it сообщает RIA News.
According to the head of the Accounts Chamber, "in a country with such a level of GDP per capita, with constantly growing wages," the existing number of poor people is "a loss, including in functional development, in nutrition, quality of life, health, this is a problem of human capital." He also added that in Russia about 12,5 million people are currently below the poverty line, and 70% of them live in families with children. In his analysis of the current situation, Alexei Kudrin does not exclude the possibility of a “social explosion” if the growth in the number of poor citizens does not slow down his growth.
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, in turn, assessed the words of Alexei Kudrin as an exaggeration and emotional assessment of what is happening in the country. “The wording on the account of some explosions and so on - we can not agree with that. Rather, we attribute this to emotional manifestations. That is, in terms of the existence of a problem, of course, yes - this is well known, no one is hiding it, but we also consider it to be hypertrophied, ”the presidential press secretary said. He also added that Vladimir Putin regards the problem of the availability of citizens with an income level below the subsistence minimum, and focuses on the implementation of national projects that can help solve it.