Russia faces massive rise in unemployment despite hiring by state security structures

Russian police, Boris Nemtsov memory march, Moscow, 1 March 2015

 

2017/03/13 • Analysis & Opinion, Russia

The Russian government has done almost everything it can to hide unemployment, encouraging firms and enterprises to keep people on the job even while cutting their hours and wages. But Moscow is running out of options to block a dramatic rise in unemployment in many sectors of the economy.

Earlier this week, for example, Vedomosti reported that between 2006 and 2015, the number of Russians employed in processing industries fell from 12.44 million to 10.34 million, a decline partially hidden by a dramatic rise in the number of state security forces from 4.94 million to 5.33 million.

In a commentary on the Svobodnaya pressa portal entitled “Are People Necessary?Stanislav Vorobyev says that between 2008 and 2014, all sectors, except retail trade, financial services, and state administration (including defense) showed declines in the number employed, a trend that has only gotten worse during the crisis.

Vorobyev cites the conclusion of Tatyana Maleva, a specialist on economic prediction at the Russian Academy of Economics and State Service, that “the situation now is even worse than it was in the 1990s,” a period most Russians look back to with horror.

During that decade, Maleva says, the population was able to survive thanks in part to entrepreneurial and non-governmental institutions, “but now the state defines where and how many work places are created and the possibilities for people are significantly less” and will continue to be so.


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  • Dagwood Bumstead

    Could we see, almost exactly 100 years after the February Revolution, a new social explosion in Dwarfstan? If so things will probably get very ugly indeed as the dwarf will do everything he can to prevent a potential Red Square Maidan. He has been building up his security forces for several years for precisely such a scenario. The question is, what will the security forces do if ordered to shoot on unarmed grandmothers and other demonstrators?
    Or will they say “Sod it, dwarf” and join the protesters as the Tsar’s soldiers did in 1917?

    • Robert

      Sometimes, “Ugly” can evolve into a Beautiful Thing… in the long run…

      Same as at Maidan, many other places and now yet again in the Donbas, it’s a Crying Shame, Mortal Sin and CLEARLY, a Crime Against Humanity to “shoot unarmed grandmothers, … other demonstrators”, civilian Women, Children and those People who take up arms to protect such victims and their Sovereign Nation State.
      When will it all end and restitution/reparation be made? …

      • Rafael Hernandez

        Maidan evolved into a beautiful thing?!!! Ha ha ha, hilarous

        • Dirk Smith
          • Dirk Smith

            HAHAHAHAHAHA………………….DUMB FUCK.

          • Rafael Hernandez

            Indeed you are ;)))))))))))))

          • zorbatheturk

            Sodovsky.

          • Rafael Hernandez

            Care to refute my comments with facts for a change? Instead you continue to make a fool out of yourself. What was beautiful about Maidan? Paid protesters? Western Ukrainians? Fascist Ukrainians throwing Molotov coctails at the police, and acting like savages? Your pick

          • Dirk Smith

            Dumb and fat is no way to go through life, son. Dean Wormer.

          • Rafael Hernandez

            You should take that advice

          • Quartermaster

            It’s clear you aren’t taking it.

          • Quartermaster

            What facts? The trash you post in your fact free regurgitation of Putinist propaganda?
            It really is a shame that a resident of a western country would post the drivel you have.

          • Brent

            1) Getting rid of the lying murdering Yanukovych and his thieving “family”
            2) Getting rid of Russian influence on Ukraine
            3) Seeing maggots like you whine and squirm about how much you now hate a free and indepenent Ukraine

          • Dagwood Bumstead

            The Maidan protesters came from all over the Ukraine, as an examination of the list of identified dead shows. At least one came from Donetsk oblast, plus one from Kerch. There was also a dead protester from Kaliningrad and one from Georgia. So stop spouting your drivel about fascists- the only fascists were Proffessor Viktor’s titushki, who were paid to beat up any protester they could get their hands on.

          • Rafael Hernandez

            Don’t lie allmost all protesters were from Western-Ukraine. They were paid well, and had their famous cookies handed by Nuland

    • Rafael Hernandez

      Russia’s Gdp will reach 1,6 trillion dollars this years, which means that it is very very unlikely that a revolution will happen there. Russian gdp now is 26 higher than in 1994, so a revolution won’t happen. However Ukraine’s economy is at 86 billion gdp, which makes it much more likely that a revolution will hapen there. Maybe the protesters won’t be paid, and not only western Ukrainians 😉

      • Dirk Smith

        LOL. ie; the economy of California or Italy. Dumb fat fuck.

      • Quartermaster

        Since the protesters weren’t paid, and came from all over Ukraine, we can disregarded the rest of your drivel. When you won’t get such basic stuff right, you can be safely ignored.

      • Eddy Verhaeghe

        If you had searched the internet with ‘GDP of Russia’ as search terms, your first result would have been

        http://www.tradingeconomics.com/russia/gdp

        and you would have known that

        ‘The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Russia was worth 1331.20 billion US dollars in 2015. The GDP value of Russia represents 2.15 percent of the world economy. GDP in Russia averaged 877.38 USD Billion from 1989 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 2231.80 USD Billion in 2013 and a record low of 195.90 USD Billion in 1999.’

        In other words you are spouting utter nonsense… Jezus was able to multiply bread for his followers, but the powers that be in the Kremlin have of yet not found a way to multiply Russia’s GDP as you imply…

        And to put things in perspective, have also a look at

        https://knoema.com/tbocwag/gdp-by-country-1980-2016?country=Russia

        Enjoy your day, enjoy those figures 😉

      • Brent

        Hey WALNUT BRAIN, Russia’s GDP used to over 2.1 trillion before Putin invaded Ukraine

    • zorbatheturk

      There is a good chance of coming civil unrest in the ruSSiya. Nothing like an economic downturn to pizz people off big time. Even ruSSkies who think the sun shines out of Putin’s backside.

  • Robert

    Unemployment isn’t the only thing vlady’s been trying to hide, mask, disguise, gloss over and ignore:
    “The Russian government has done almost everything it can to hide unemployment…”
    We have a saying here in America: “You can run but you can’t hide.” What possible benefit -especially long term – does he think there are in such silly, downright stupid and counterproductive games, manipulations and ploys? Are ALL the Russian ‘sheeple’ SO brainwashed, ‘dupe-able’, ignorant, shallow and/or drunk on bath lotion that they can’t or don’t wish to see or acknowledge the writing on the wall?
    Mother always said: “It (the lies) always comes out in the laundry.” Putin’s ‘laundry’ is …l..o…n…g… overdue. Even Russia’s outrageous, fantastic and colossally comical lies in The Hague recently must be acknowledged for what they really are…

    • Rafael Hernandez

      Fortunately if you watched Cnn’s interview today, Peskov said that Trump and Putin will talk things out, and the sanctions will end by 2018. This combined with the fact that the Russian gdp will reach 1,6 trillion dollars this year, means that almost all problems Russia has today, will be gone within 2018 :)

      • Dirk Smith

        Dream on imbecile. You’ll be back to driving taxi by then.

        • Rafael Hernandez

          The truth is right in front of you, but you have been completely brainwashed :(

        • Dagwood Bumstead

          Driving a taxi???? He’ll be standing on a street corner in St. Petersburg with an organ, grinding out “God save our dwarf” all day in the hope of earning a few rubbles. With money running out- according to Tatyana Golikova, head of Dwarfstan’s National Accounting Agency, the Reserve Fund will be empty some time in 2017, leaving only the Welfare Fund to be raided for the dwarf’s senseless wars in the Donbas and Syria- the dwarf won’t be able to afford his Savushkina trolls any longer, and they will be sacked.
          By the end of 2018 Dwarfstan will be bankrupt.

      • zorbatheturk

        Farkov.

      • Murf

        Even IF Trump tried to remove the sanctions (and there is little real evidence he will) Congress has already begun legislation to make the sanctions into law.
        Which means, as I have said before, Trump can want what he wants.
        And Peskov can keep dreaming,
        The sanctions will stay in place.

        Oh did you hear?
        The price of oil is falling again.
        China’s economy is still slowing down, The US well count is going up and so is Saudi production.
        I wouldn’t hold my breath on the 1.6 GDP figure if I were you.

      • Dagwood Bumstead

        Yea, verily, yea. By the end of 2018 the last of Dwarfstan’s money will be gone. No money, no problems……… NOT!

      • MichaelA

        Of course the sanctions will end by 2018 – when Russia gets out of Crimea and Donbass.

        • Rafael Hernandez

          That will never happen, crimea is Russian territory

          • Dagwood Bumstead

            Dwarfstan has a choice: either (a) it unconditionally hands back the Crimea and Donbas and pays a huge indemnity to Kyiv to compensate for all the devastation it has caused in the Donbas,
            or (b) its economy will be utterly destroyed and it will still have to hand back unconditionally the Crimea and Donbas plus pay the indemnity.
            If Dwarfstan has any brains at all it will choose option (a).

          • Rafael Hernandez

            Or Ukraine will collapse, as Poroshenko has already indicated

  • veth

    Speaking about unemployment……………..

    One of “DPR” founders dies in Donetsk – media Vladimir Makovich, one of the “founders” of the “DPR” terrorist organization (the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic) died in the city of Donetsk on March 12, according to Novosti Donbassa media outlet referring to one of the former so-called leaders of the “DPR foreign ministry” Boris Borisov.

    22:15, 12 March 2017

    Boris Borisov’s Facebook page “They write that Makovich has died in Donetsk. This is the person who read out the ‘declaration of state independence of the DPR’ on April 7, 2014,” Borisov wrote on Facebook, Novosti Donbassa reports. Makovich is also known for reading out an appeal to Rinat Akhmetov in May 2014, after the latter described four scenarios for the development of Donbas calling the “DPR” crooks who took the region hostage. Read also Another “LPR” leader aka ‘Plastun’ reportedly eliminated in Donbas Later, Makovich headed the “supreme council of the DPR” for some time. It is worth noting that the militants on February 8 reported that the so-called commander of the “Somali” battalion of the “DPR” Mikhail Tolstykh, nom-de-guerre Givi, had been eliminated in the occupied city of Donetsk. Presumably, he was hit by a shell of the RPO-A Shmel [man-portable rocket launcher], which is used by Russia army.

    Read more on UNIAN: https://www.unian.info/war/1819321-one-of-dpr-founders-dies-in-donetsk-media.html

    • Rafael Hernandez

      Do you have other sources than Unian?

      • Dirk Smith

        Do you have other sources than RT?

        • Rafael Hernandez

          Nrk, Aftenposten, Dagbladet, Vg and Tv2, so yes, we in Norway do know the reasons for the conflict in Donbass :)

          • Brent

            What the f*ck makes you think you speak for the country of Norway? You are one delusional little troll !!!

            If you “speak for Norway”, can you explain why Norway continues with its sanctions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine?

          • Dagwood Bumstead

            He speaks for the dwarf, like all good little lobotomised and castrated Savushkina trolls do.

            He doesn’t live in Norway any more than I do, he only dreams of living there- assuming, of course, that he even knows where Norway is and what it’s actually like.

          • Rafael Hernandez

            Because Høyre, krf and Venstre, the current government kisses Usa’s a$$ and does anything for them.On the other hand, the leftist side in Norway has a total of 60% of the latest poll, and they are negative towards Nato and Usa, and positive towards Russia

          • Viking

            You shithead are not Norwegian, and 95% of Norwegians are strong supporters of Nato and 95% look at Russia as a threat. Only some few % of political landscape is against Nato. You Rafael the russki troll and a liar, i bet you dont understand a shit of my Norwegian reply to you.

          • Viking

            You even didn’t get that right you russki mongrel

          • Eddy Verhaeghe

            The left in Norway is so ‘negative towards Nato and Usa’ that Jens Stoltenberg, the former leader of the Socialist Party and also the former Prime Minister of the country, is today the Secretary General of NATO…

          • Brent

            Dream on you lying bag of Russo Nazzi trollsh*t….at least educate yourself about the country you pretend to live in…

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_parliamentary_election,_2017

          • MichaelA

            LOL Watching you pretend to know something about Norway is hilarious

          • Viking

            Hakke sett noe av det, du ække Norsk erru vel?

          • Viking

            Yes they do and the reason is terrorussia just as they have told us you russki mongrel. Norwegians support Ukraine all the way.

          • MichaelA

            Then why not show it? You appear to be one of the most uninformed people around.

      • MichaelA

        What’s wrong with Unian?

        Anyway, are you seriously trying to argue that Givi wasn’t burned to death with a Shmel? Virtually everything he wrote is available even in your own Russian media.

        • Rafael Hernandez

          It has been proven that cowardous people, (we know whom) blew Givi up, because he fought for freedom for the republics

          • Brent

            Great admission DOOFUS. The Russian FSB blew “Givi” all the way to his deserved resting place in the pits of hell……he’s probably buttf*cking Motorola as we speak….

            You really should pretend you are Chinese instead of Norwegian and consider changing your fake name to something like “WUNDUMFUKK”……

  • zorbatheturk

    State security personnel are all parasites off the productive sectors of the economy, not that ruSSiya has many of those.

    • Quartermaster

      Government itself is a parasite in any country you wish to name. Russia’s, however, is worse than many others.