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Residents of the poorest regions of the Russian Federation enriched themselves with “death” payments – media

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The highest increase in funds was in the accounts of the regions that sent the largest number of mobilized people to the front.

Several subsidized regions of Russia showed an abnormal increase in funds in bank accounts. In particular, with an average increase of 6% to 9% in the last five years, in 2023 Altai showed an increase of 18.95%, Buryatia by 33.26%, and Tyva by 57.57%. The project reports this Radio Liberty have the right Siberia. Reality.

The media said that such a sharp increase of funds in citizens’ bank accounts was explained by payments to contract soldiers and conscripts participating in the war in Ukraine. The increase in the well-being of the population was facilitated by “coffin” payments – compensation to the families and relatives of the dead and injured.

The highest increase in funds was in the accounts of the regions that sent the largest number of conscripts to the war, the publication notes.

The sharp increase in the number of bank accounts cannot be explained either by the increase in inflation in these regions, or by the peculiarities of their banking market, or by other macroeconomic factors, note the journalists. .

Altai, Buryatia and Tyva are among the poorest regions of Russia. They account for the largest share of casualties among Russian troops participating in the invasion of Ukraine, the BBC notes, citing a list of 45,000 dead.

Note that inflation in Russia at the end of 2023 reached 7.4%.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin called the Russian economy “number one” in Europe. According to him, in terms of purchasing power parity, the Russians are ahead of all of Europe.

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