We’ve only shown you the most attractive and glamorous aspects of Russian life so far. However, many individuals in our country will never have the opportunity to enjoy such beauty and grandeur. According to official estimates, over 21 million Russians are currently living in poverty. When that data is compared to the broader population, it is discovered that 14% make less than $220 per month. For the past several years, that figure has been steadily increasing. This is evident everywhere. Moscow, for example, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but it also has an incredible amount of street beggars.