The Russian government may spend 240 billion rubles ($3.6 billion) on a national food stamp program to support an estimated 15-16 million Russian citizens whose poverty has deepened amid an economic slump, the RIA Novosti news agency reported Thursday.This is progress, as Russia used to specialize in man made famines, that the USA and Europe had to alleviate.
To deal with an economic shock that has spurred inflation into double digits and pushed 3.1 million Russians below the poverty line in the first quarter of this year alone, the Industry and Trade Ministry this month submitted a proposal modeled on the U.S. food stamp program to help low-income and out-of-work people.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Wanna be like Yanks
Russia thinks the USA could teach them a thing or two about socialism;