How much have Russians actually changed in 10 years? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Anton Romanov, Alexander Galperin/Sputnik
One thing’s clear - they started to travel more and opt for a more healthy lifestyle.

Time flies. A decade ago the Russian economy had had a rough time dealing with the consequences of the global financial crisis. Its exports couldn’t support the country’s economy, the industry performed below pre-crisis levels, and unemployment was high.

10 years later, despite Western sanctions, life in Russia seems brighter. The average salaries countrywide have increased, legal security improved thanks to digitization efforts, and Russia climbed up in the Ease of Doing Business Index. 

But how exactly have the day to day lives of Russians changed? And have they actually become happier? We brought together statistics and poll data to find out.

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