About 40 percent of Russia's families do not have enough money for food and clothing. This shows the data from a new sociological survey of the Moscow Higher Economic School, Russian media reported, said news.bg
One third of the Russians have pointed out in the poll that their money is enough just for food.
The names and places associated with the atrocities that stain the world's recent history are only too well known: Guernica, Babi Yar, Sharpeville, Treblinka, Hiroshima, Halabja, Rwanda, Srebrenica and, more recently, Aleppo and Yemen, to name but a few. The memories of those who have suffered are as painful as the list is long.
It is foolish to equate communism and Nazism. To start with, the numbers of victims are not the same. Communist regimes have killed far more people than the Nazis did. This is because the madness of Nazism did not last very long, whereas some communist totalitarian regimes have chalked up many decades in power.
More than a quarter of a century after the Soviet Union collapsed, Russia on Aug. 21 announced it had settled the last foreign debt it had inherited from the Soviet era.
In a statement, the finance ministry said the government had paid Bosnia $125.2 million (106.01 million euros), which was due under trade deals between the Soviet Union and another now-defunct state, Yugoslavia.
Russians have picked Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin as the greatest figure in history, a new poll said Monday, beating President Vladimir Putin into joint second alongside poet Alexander Pushkin.
In the poll conducted in April by the Levada Centre independent pollster, Russians were asked to pick the ten greatest individuals of all time.