Government sets subsistence level

The Russian government set the subsistence level for the second quarter of2002 according to the federal law on the subsistence level in Russia. Itreached RUR1,804 (about $57.17) per capita. For the working age population,it was set at RUR1,960 (about $62.12), for pensioners - at RUR1,383 (about$42.83) and for children - at RUR1,795 (about $56.89). As the GovernmentInformation Department reported today, a corresponding decree was signed byRussian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov..

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