sepheronx wrote:Regular wrote:Well Vann, You have to visit Russia more often. When You leave Moscow, Piter, 100 km and You are in the wild frontier. Outside those hubs poverty is crippling, not that is governments fault per se, nothing is given on silver plate anymore. I think few generations of homo sovieticus have die off and more industrious people will emerge.
And Russia can't be completely self sufficient, it's not war time. There are only few countries that are self sufficient and they don't look too good
Edit: Disregard that, Rural only is 27%.
Yet, the poverty rate is below that. Disregard the BS as well about the whole poverty rate increase because of exchange rate, as that is media sensation and BS. It went up by 16% in correspondence to the wages, but not the # of poverty stricken people.
Village life I guess would be shit. Maybe town life is more adequate.
I imagine over time, many of these soviet villages will just die off completely while various smaller towns (10K pop or higher) will end up growing due to the migration process. Thus these towns will end up building more business to accomodate the growth in population and thus increaseing the amount of wealth distributed in the town. Villages have a lot less to work around with. Besides villages that rely entirely on agriculture production and built specifically for agricultural purposes, which exist now since about a year or two ago.
The claims being made about Russia are always over the top and nonsense. Why would poor villagers in Russia's hinterland have their
standard of living affected by import price increases? Do they buy imported cars and electronics? These are exactly the people that
are least affected by the forex change and the current Russian recession. Please, people, use your brains instead of repeating brazen inanity.
I will second what TheArmenian said, if you go out into the Canadian hinterland you also see a large negative standard of living gradient
from the big cities. The same is true in the USA. This is good old capitalism at work, learn to love it.