21 December 2003
"A Consumer Paradise for Elite"
There is a country-wide perception that Moscow is the second most expensive city in the world, after Hong Kong. Russia’s capital has made a huge leap head of the rest of the country and has become a “state within a state.” Moscow accumulates three-fourths of Russian capital and four-fifths of the richest Russian citizens, whose incomes are 50 or more times higher than those of the poorest Russians.
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