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Table 1 Russian population with income below the minimum subsistence level, 1992–2019

From: Socio-economic inequalities in modern Russia and their perception by the population

Year Number of people classified as poor (in millions) Percentage of the total population classified as poor
1992 49.3 33.5
1994 32.9 22.4
1996 32.5 22.1
1998 34.3 23.4
2000 42.3 29.0
2002 35.6 24.6
2004 25.2 17.6
2006 21.6 15.2
2008 19.0 13.4
2010 17.7 12.5
2012 15.4 10.7
2014 16.1 11.2
2016 19.5 13.3
2018 18.9 12.9
2019 (1st quarter) 20.9 14.3
  1. Source: Official data of the Russian Federal State Statistics Service (see: http://www.gks.ru/free_doc/new_site/population/urov/urov_51g.doc, accessed January 5, 2020)