As it was reported by Rosstat (Russia’s statistics agency – RRT) last week, the decline in the standard of living of Russians continues.
Last month Consumer Protection Association “Public Control” received complaints from 34 Russian regions about reducing assortment and increasing prices for food.
Violinist Andrei Osipov was detained in Cheboksary during orchestra’s practice because of his participation in anti-corruption rallies on March 26th.
Most Russians believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin is responsible for corruption in the country: 67% of the respondents consider the head of the state personally responsible for it.
Not a single Russian federal TV channel interrupted its scheduled program to report on anti-corruption protest rallies that took place in Moscow and dozens of cities across the country, which involved thousands of people, and ended up with mass detentions…
According to website OVD-Info, the number of people detained at the anti-corruption protest rally in Moscow that was held on March 26th exceeded 1000 people. Earlier the police told about 500 people detained.
The Ministry of Justice of Russia banned the activities of the head organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia due to “extremist activities”.
Massive rallies against corruption were held on March 26th all across Russia. The reason was the investigation of the Anti-Corruption Foundation on the business of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
According to the Commissioner for Children’s Rights in the Russian Federation Anna Kuznetsova, one of the main reasons for the increase in the number of child suicides by almost 60% in 2016 are the so-called “death groups” in social networks.
According to a survey on the financial situation of Russian families that was conducted in February 2017 by Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Service, about 40% of Russians only have enough money for food.