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    Default Oil money come to sweet Russia!

    Saw yesterday Russian TV state Putin says the goal of Russia is to surpass living standards of England in 10 years.

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    Default Re: Oil money come to sweet Russia!

    You and I both know not more than a dime will trickle down to Russian public.

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    Default Re: Oil money come to sweet Russia!

    Putin says he will use revenue to "build infrastructure and provide social services".

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    Default Re: Oil money come to sweet Russia!

    Politicians say all sorts of things........

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    Quote Originally Posted by therick View Post
    Politicians say all sorts of things........
    Indeed, and with Russia's male life expectancy rate in the mid 50's and still declining, I don't think I'm going to far out on a limb in saying I don't see them making ol Vladdy Daddy's goal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    Indeed, and with Russia's male life expectancy rate in the mid 50's and still declining, I don't think I'm going to far out on a limb in saying I don't see them making ol Vladdy Daddy's goal.

    Life expectancy has nothing to do with living standards. They love their vodka.

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    Life expectancy has a TON to do with a country's standard of living. Try again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Saw yesterday Russian TV state Putin says the goal of Russia is to surpass living standards of England in 10 years.
    What!?! No wikipedia link to back up this wonerful factoid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    Life expectancy has a TON to do with a country's standard of living. Try again.

    In that case people in Cuba live as well as Americans.

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