There is, allegedly, a high number of members of the Russian secret services in the Czech Republic, who influenced the parliamentary elections and will influence the presidential elections. The presidential candidate, Jiří Dahoš, says that if he does not win the presidential election, it will be clear evidence that he is right.
The percentage of people, who live below the level of poverty in Russia, and the percentage of people, who live below the level of poverty in America, are comparable.
Being poor in America is not the same as being poor in Russia. In the US, the official poverty rate in 2015 was 13.5 percent. In 2016, some annual poverty thresholds were:
$12,486 for a single individual under age 65
$14,507 a household of two people with a householder 65 years or older with no children
$24,339 for a family of four with two children under age 18
According to the official figures in Russia, 13,5 % of the population live in poverty. In Russia, an individual is defined as poor if he or she lives with less than $ 174 a month. According to to the polls, the Russians see poverty very differently than the official figures state. If the official poverty line is $ 174 a month, the polls show that Russians see that the real poverty threshold is in average $ 262.