Russia now has 15 to 20 enormous and horrifying ‘national disaster zones,’ statistics show

Poor children in Russia

 

Analysis & Opinion, Russia

Statistics issued by Rosstat and the United Nations show that Russia now consists of 15 to 20 “national disaster zones,” enormous regions larger than many countries and having standards of living which are “similar to the very poorest developing countries,” Yakov Mirkin says.

The Moscow commentator gives as an example the Republic of Tyva. There GDP per capita is 66 percent lower than in Russia as a whole and amounts to 2460 US dollars (in 2015, the last year for which data are available). This puts it alongside Bhutan, Honduras, Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea and other third world countries.

Republic of Tyva (red) within Russia

Republic of Tyva (red) within Russia

Life expectancy in Tyva is 63.1 years on a par with Kenya, Mauritania, and Papua New Guinea, which rank 149th to 151st among the world’s countries. For Tyvan men, the situation is even worse: Their life expectancy is 58 years, on par with Benin, Burkina Faso, and Togo, Mirkin says.

At the same time, he continues, Tyva ranks fourth among federal subjects in terms of the number of crimes per 100,000 residents, with 2682 annually, “two thirds more than the average for the country.”

And he concludes: “we cannot fail to direct our attention to these ‘national disaster zones.’ They very much need our support to rise” to something closer to the all-Russian figures the Kremlin and its supporters take so much delight in reporting. “The saving of human souls” is at stake.

At the very least, Mirkin says, Russians and others “need to begin to talk about this in public.”

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  • RedSquareMaidan

    Take a look at what more of Russia will become if Putin is re-elected next year. They can’t eat nukes.

    • Микола Данчук

      The way things are going, it may be the only option!

  • Ihor Dawydiak

    The Russian Revolution which occurred 100 years ago and the subsequent civil war that engulfed the entire Russian Empire came about as the result of a war weary population, mass hunger/starvation and a resurgence of non-Russian nations who demanded either full autonomy or outright independence from their colonial overlords. In the current context an almost similar situation has arisen. Even so, Putin the Pederast would appear to be almost as clueless as was Tsar Nicholas II in 1917. The only thing missing would be the spark needed to ignite a new revolution.

    • Микола Данчук

      Correct me if I’m wrong, but weren’t the Bolsheviks funded by Germany?
      True, the Empire was in crises and rightfully so but Marxism and Anarchists were a product of the Osvichenyy. How did that work out for the originally oppressed?
      Hopefully change can come without extremism and radical shift but the need for change, in this case, may need both. It’s only Russian!

      • Quartermaster

        Lenin was sent across Germany in the so called “sealed train” so that he could foment unrest and force Russia out of the war. I don’t know of any other aid from Germany at the time.

      • Ihor Dawydiak

        There have been many sources of information that have strongly suggested that there was some level of collusion between Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany and Vladimir Lenin at the tail end of WWI which may have involved a considerable amount of funding for a Russian Revolution. Nevertheless, the exact amount of this alleged funding has never been confirmed. It should also be added that this unofficial support of Lenin (including his guaranteed transport to Russia in a sealed train) was not intended as a support for communism in Russia. Its intent was to enhance anarchy in Russia and the subsequent destruction of the Tsarist regime. As for Lenin and his supporters, they would subsequently be blackmailed for colluding with Germany which in turn would have supposedly led to their downfall. However, such a scenario was doomed to failure as the Kaiser abdicated in 1918 and Germany was defeated in WWI. On one final note, it would be doubtful to insist that Tsar Nicholas II would have survived as the ruler of Russia without the German intervention. Russia was in complete chaos and at least one if not more of the competing groups vying for power would have in all probability succeeded to overthrow Russia’s Tsarist regime.

        • Микола Данчук

          But of course Germany would not have known where the ‘Revolution’ would end-up. Then they didn’t for-see where Hitler would take them either.
          As for the Tsar, didn’t the British Royal Family try an intervention (counter-revolt/support the Whites) for reinstating the Tsarist regime (they were family)?

  • Screwdriver

    What a great news! Now Ukrainians radicals can feel happy about they own problems. as someone said…”Плохо не то что у меня корова сдохла, плохо то что у соседа жива”

    • svend lykkegaard

      What has the artickle to do with Ukraine. It is impossible for a Russian Troll to keep to the Russians problems, that a far, far greater than Ukraines.
      By the way, I hope the Russian illness will spred to all parts of Russian- Then mayby they will start to blame Putler for their sad lives, but I dont count on it. Someone told me that all Russians are born slaves/sheeps,
      “Putler lead us to dead, please”. new Russian slogan.

      • Screwdriver

        “Someone told me that all Russians are born slaves/sheeps’
        You including millions of Russians, who live in Ukraine ?

        • Victor Victory

          I said it once and I’ll say it again… take a screwdriver, show it inside your head and fix your brain.

          • zorbatheturk

            LOL. This troll needs a hammer and chisel to get Putin out of his head.

          • Victor Victory

            Ahahahahahahahahahahaha

          • Rafael Hernandez

            Try to bring some constructive arguments, instead of deflecting and insulting, ok?

          • svend lykkegaard

            Screwdriver allwas ask for it.

          • Dagwood Bumstead

            We’ll remind you of this remark when you deflect and insult the next time, old eunuch.

      • Rafael Hernandez

        This is exactly what Hitler thought

  • zorbatheturk

    More proof that the RuSSia is a failed state.

  • Dagwood Bumstead

    The greatest disaster zone in Dwarfstan is in Moscow: the Kremlin, birthplace of all Dwarfstanian disasters!