12:00 – The first question is about the economy. Is Russia still in a recession? The short answer is “no”, but the longer question is: There are areas of growth, and areas that need work.
12:15 – Real wages are down. What is being done about it? Putin says that reforms regarding minimum wage are being worked on.
12:17 – How can you live on a low salary? Nurses, teachers and professors have extremely low salaries. Teacher from Irkutsk says she only gets 16,000 rubles/month. Putin: We have a goal to have an average salary for teachers. I don’t remember …read more
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