“In the second quarter of 2020, 19.9 million people or 13.5% of the country's population had incomes below the subsistence level ... The share of the poor in the second quarter of 2020 increased by 1.3 million people or by 0.8 pp, ”the message says.

As noted, the calculation used the value of the subsistence minimum established by the Ministry of Labor, in the amount of 11 468 rubles.

Earlier, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said that fighting poverty remains a top priority for the authorities.