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Life in the Tsarist Russia was more pleasant than in European countries

Summary of Disinformation

The Salary Equivalent of a pre-Revolution Janitor was USD 1,200 by Modern Exchange Rate. The average salary of workers in Tsarist Russia was way above the European salaries, while the prices on products in the Tsarist Russia lagged behind the prices on the European market by a lot. The February 1917 Revolution did not have any social pre-requisites and it was inspired from outside.

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No evidence provided to any of these claims. Material is taken from a nationalistic resource Za Russkoe Delo. According to a research by an Emeritus-Professor of Groningen University, Angus Maddison, in 1913, Western countries were ahead of the Russia Empire nearly by four times by GDP per capita.

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Reported in: Issue 85
Date: 16.10.2017
Language: Georgian
Country: Europe, Russia
Keywords: Russian superiority
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Asaval-Dasavali
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