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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Rich Get 38% of Wages

MOSCOW () -- The richest 10 percent of Russians earn 38 percent of the country's total wage bill, while those living below the poverty line receive just 2 percent, Interfax quoted a former social welfare minister as saying Thursday.

Ella Pamfilova, a member of the radical Russia's Choice faction, told reporters that in terms of the distribution of incomes, Russia could be compared with Latin American countries.