Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 127

People of pension age now account for more than 20 percent of the Russian population, and one in every nine inhabitants is over the age of 65. This is according to information released on November 1 by the Ministry of Social Defense, which added, in that connection, that the average yearly pension amounts to 220,000–a mere 20,000 rubles over the established minimum living costs for a pensioner. (5) For the vast majority of the elderly, their pension is their only means of subsistence.

…And The Idling.