The Broken Empire - Russia's Changing Tides
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Moscow, Russia, 1996. Nina and Misha Petrakov read the only newspaper to which they still subscribe since quadruple digit inflation slashed the value of their government pension. Together the couple (she a retired accountant, he a retired scientist) receive a pension that equals half the average wage. They took ownership of their Moscow apartment, but the skyrocketing costs for gas, electricity, and water strain their modest budget. Pensioners, a quarter of Moscow’s  population, are among those least able to adapt to the new Russia.

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