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Old 09-13-2017, 03:38 PM
 
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I want you to tell me but please don't give me the typical answer, search in google, I did so but I need someone to explain me according to his/her experience about this country: Russia.

- In which category is Russia: developed or developing country?
- In terms of development and quality of life, compared to Europe and US how is Russia? For example: health/hospitals, GDP per capita, houses, public transport/services, salaries, poverty, ...

I know Russia is a militar and political power but I want to focus on how well/bad the population lives.
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:21 PM
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Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
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Developing. Basically like China... or Mexico or Brazil with less crime. Hard to compare one country to Europe since Europe is a lot of countries with different levels of development.
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:15 PM
 
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I want you to tell me but please don't give me the typical answer, search in google, I did so but I need someone to explain me according to his/her experience about this country: Russia.

- In which category is Russia: developed or developing country?
- In terms of development and quality of life, compared to Europe and US how is Russia? For example: health/hospitals, GDP per capita, houses, public transport/services, salaries, poverty, ...

I know Russia is a militar and political power but I want to focus on how well/bad the population lives.
Since Soviet times, Russia was neither developed ( first world countries,) nor "developing" ( third world countries.)
It actually shared the features of both, and hence was in her own league - i.e. the "second world" country.
One of the main features of the first world countries, is the developed banking system, that dictates to the rest of the world its own conditions. Russia didn't/doesn't have that.
Another main feature of the first world countries, is that these countries are capable of creating their own tech/science sector, which are typically quiet advanced. Russia shares this feature with the first world countries.
Another thing that sets Russia apart from "developing" countries, is the system of education, which was typical for the developed countries during Soviet times, and only dwindled somewhat, when it has been Americanized in post-Soviet times.
Now when it comes to "quality of life" - it depends.
First of all, the "quality of life" differs in the US and Europe. Basically the way I see it, the US model reminds more and more a model of the third world countries, with a difference that the US still has a lot of money to fill the gaps of inequality here and there - (food stamps, rent subsidies and what's not.) Without it, it would be as close to the status of a third world country as it gets.
Since "American model" of development has been imposed on Russia in post-Soviet times ( as the "most successful" one, heh) Russia doesn't fair as well as it really should, had it acquired the European mode of development instead. Which means that currently Russia has a lot of the same ills as American society - the huge inequality gap, problems with medical care and system of education.
But overall I'd say that Russia still remains in her own league for a number of reasons.
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Old 09-18-2017, 03:00 AM
 
Location: Russia
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I think, in general, a quality of life is not high. Probably like in China. But if you're not a lazy a*s, then you can make money. If you have money, you can get high-level services.
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