Russian poverty. Where did all that money?

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Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

Friends, here’s an interesting question — where, in fact, in our neighbor Russia happened to all the money received from the sale of oil and other hydrocarbons? I was familiar with statistics of oil revenues — experts call numbers from 1.5 to 3 trillion dollars, received for the sale of oil and gas in the period 2001-2017 years. What’s interesting — in the two thousandth year, during the reign of Putin, the Russian income from the sale of oil and gas increased by 5 times in comparison with “dashing nineties”.

Three trillion dollars is a colossal amount of money. Even if the final figure is half a trillion — still a sum is huge. Fifteen hundred billion! Thinking about these budgets, I imagine the glittering cutting-edge city, where under a glass dome reigns eternal summer, driving around unmanned vehicles, and people live for 200 years, transferring after death their consciousness in netreset on quantum computers.

But then I leaf through the pictures of Ilya varlamov.ru and going back to a sad reality. In today’s post we will look at the most famous photo by Ilya Varlamov of Russian cities and think, where did the oil money evaporated. Make sure you check out the article below, write in the comments your opinion, well to friends to add do not forget) And telegram channel also subscribe.

02. The City Of Surgut. The Northern Russian city which always was famous for high wages. Don’t know how things are going with the money in town now, but in June 2015 Ilya depicted here is the state of the city. In the courts there is no asphalt, everywhere some puddles around the yard, scattered with garbage containers… Oil money Surgut clearly sees.

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

03. The City Of Ufa. In the background is the old Soviet socket for many years has not znana repair, in the yard of some sour black soil, rolled out the cars. Here’s what he wrote Ilya in his post about Ufa: “I got lost in the world. After a short walk through the city, I found that I not only have shoes covered in mud, but jeans and knee-length steel grey-brown dirt. The impression that I’m not the capital of a prosperous region, walking, and in the barn, worked all day.”

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

04. People in Ufa cross the road here. In comments to this photo Ilya wrote just “crossing the street”, and I would like to pay attention to the rest of the environment — some of the old Soviet “glass” in the background (just odrestaurowany), old Soviet cars, old buses… the feeling that the picture was taken in some 1987 and not in 2015. Where is the money?

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

05. And it is also Ufa — people have to collect the pallets, to somehow go through the yard. What happened to the money for the improvement?

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

06. Ufa street with some half-decayed historic building — money for repairs not. For comparison, look at how to look like a house of similar age in Tallinn.

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

07. Some of the Ufa yard, covered in sour dirt around all the old and Soviet. Tell me if it should look like the cars of citizens from oil revenues in the trillions of dollars? Yes, they have to ride on a flying “Maybach”!

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

08. The City Of Magnitogorsk. People living in some crumbling Khrushchev, which have not been renovated since the time of Khrushchev.

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

09. And if the facade of the house looks more or less (well, onositelno) then the yard it looks like this. Balconies crumble, downpipe broken, the porch is falling apart. Where’s the money?

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

10. The City Of Izhevsk. “Vladimir Vladimirovich, what happened with the house? — He drowned”.

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

11. Also Izhevsk. Tell me, it somehow resembles life in the country, received hundreds of billions of dollars of oil money? And Yes, there’s the door plastic set.

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

12. The city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, here is preserved the wooden barracks where people continue to live…

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

13. Well, in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk near these ancient barracks at least relatively clean. And here are the barracks in Syktyvkar. Tell me — can you imagine the same in some Dubai or other country received oil revenues? I’m not.

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

14. Also Syktyvkar, creepy photos. The old Soviet Khrushchev, for many years did not know repair broken machines and razyezzheye yard, some external heating, as in Chernobyl

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

15. And this, too, Syktyvkar. I have the feeling that this is not a photo, and the picture “from the life of the urban poor” artists of the Wanderers of the XIX century.

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

16. “Tanks are not afraid of dirt!”

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

17. The city of Vladivostok, the old Soviet buildings have not been renovated, scattered here on the hills.

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

18. The Infrastructure Of Vladivostok. Oil money, apparently, here was not reached.

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

19. A children’s Playground.

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

19. The city of Penza, underpass.

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

20. Inside transition looks like this. Now Russian TV channels often talk about how now the “bad Ukraine” — I wonder if anyone of them showed Penza shift ass question — “where, in fact, the money?”

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

21. The City Of Chelyabinsk. This the Ilya has not signed in any way, and I would like to draw your attention to public transport — it’s all old and worn out, working from the Soviet era. Why no one has allocated money for the purchase of new buses, trams? Where are all these billions?

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

22. The city of Samara, the center of the city. According to Elias, “city centre places it looks like there was a war a month ago.”

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

23. City Yoshkar-Ola. Nou komments…

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

24. Well, for starters the city of Omsk, which Illya called “one big dump”. Here are the courts:

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

25. It is also Omsk — the old Soviet buildings, broken-down courtyard. Where billions of oil?

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

26. Of public transport in the city go only Soviet trams.

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

27. And here are old and dirty taxis:

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

28. People at the bus stop:

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

29. One street near the centre of Omsk:

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

30. No comment…

Российская нищета. Куда делись все деньги?

All photos: Ilya Varlamov | varlamov.ru

Interestingly, in the comments to posts of Ilya necessarily be those who wrote — “why do you notice only the bad? Look how fun the birds sing, look at the sky, think about the spiritual!”, “For you the glass is half empty, but for us it is half full!”. And the question about where, in fact, happened to the oil revenues of the country, such people say — “money can’t buy happiness!”.

All this would be ridiculous, when would not be so sad. What do you think, what happened to the oil money?

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