16:13 Nov. 8, 2016
Amid sanctions for external aggression, economic situation in Russia is worsening constantly, the latest figures show
Over 20.5 million Russian citizens will earn below the living wage level, the country's account chamber top official Tatiana Golikova is quoted by the UNIAN as saying.
Comparing to 2015 figures, the number of people balancing on the breadline in Russia will increase by 1.4 million people, she added during discussions at the Federation Council.
According to the latest forecasts of economic development of Russia, the total share of population living below the breadline in Russia will increase to nearly 14% in 2016.
This situation is thought to remain actual at least till 2019, the surveys conducted for the Russian parliament show.