The results of the joint investigation of the MH17 tragedy by the Bellingcat and the Insider were an answer to the revelations of the former Ukrainian army colonel Yuriy Baturin who says that the plane was shot down by Ukrainian forces. The results of the joint investigation identify the voice of Russian General Nikolay Tkachev to be the same as of the person Dolphin – one of the key figure in the tragedy. But in fact none of the experts dared to state that it is definitely his voice, even though the investigators even made a provocation to obtain his voice samples.
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.