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RFE/RL Russian Political Weekly
Vol. 3, No. 24, 20 June 2003
THE STATE OF RUSSIA: FROM THE CITIZENS' POINT OF VIEW.
The following data points are excerpted from a recent report by Human Rights Ombudsman Oleg Mironov that sums up the state of human rights in Russia over the past five years. According to "Novaya gazeta," No. 42, the report opens with the statement, "Truth and freedom for human beings and citizens still do not have real value in the Russian Federation." JAC
Rank of Russia worldwide in terms of premeditated murders committed per 100,000 citizens: 2nd
Number of crimes annually that prosecutors discover that have been concealed by police: more than 100,000
Number of murder victims in Russia over the last 10 years: almost 300,000
Percentage of workers employed by enterprises and organizations occupied with hard or harmful labor: more than 40 percent
Number of workers injured in workplace accidents annually: more than 360,000
Number of workers killed in workplace accidents annually: around 8,000
Percentage of the population having incomes lower than the survival minimum: around one-third
Source: Report of Human Rights Ombudsman Oleg Mironov as quoted in "Pochemu podesheveli prava cheloveka," "Novaya gazeta," No. 42, 16 June 2003.