April 30, 2024

Bankruptcies Hit Record High


Bankruptcies Hit Record High
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The number of personal bankruptcies declared among Russian citizens has quintupled in the last two years.

Records from extrajudicial proceedings indicate that, while 7,103 people filed for bankruptcy in the entirety of 2022, 12,654 filings were made in the first quarter of 2024 alone. 

Pensioners, or retirees, made up half of these filings, indicating the troubles that older generations may be facing, despite promises from the government to protect their finances. For example, senior citizens in Russia are not required to pay property taxes and have travel, healthcare, and utilities subsidized by their local government; however, this is often still not enough to keep the older generation afloat in the current economy.

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