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The Putin-Medvedev Tandem in Diagrams

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Slon.ru has released “10 Simple Diagrams: The Results of the Putin-Medvedev Tandem.” The charts document 2000 to the present to show “the evolution of Putin-Medvedev’s Russia.” These diagrams are certainly worth considering when trying to understand Putin and Medvedev’s continued popularity:

Economic capacity of the Russian Federation
Percentage of poverty
Times the income of the richest 10 percent is greater than the poorest 10 percent
Per capita monthly income
Population
Living space in square meters
Recorded cases of murder and attempted murder
The number of cases to the European Court for Human Rights
Percentage of people satisfied with life
The number of billionaires