Poverty in Russia rising at fastest pace since 1990s turmoil

FILE – In this file photo taken on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, an elderly man, left, looks around at a supermarket in Moscow, Russia. The World Bank has cut its growth forecasts for the Russian economy, predicting it will contract 1.9 percent this year due to low oil prices and international sanctions, and warns of a rise in poverty. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)

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