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Russia’s Putin says 13% poverty level is too high

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends his annual end-of-year news conference outside Moscow

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said a recent increase in Russia’s poverty level to more than 13% was too high, but said that should fall to 6.5% by 2030.

(Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)

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