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"These 25 foods illustrate the average Russian's rate of consumption, as proposed by the Nutrition Institute, the Institute of Socio-Economic Problems of Population and the Ministry of Labour of Russia. Scientists calculated the amount of food necessary for one year; project authors considered the weight of that food for each day.

"The cost of all products (including goods, services, obligatory payments and taxes) is included in the calculation of the subsistence minimum. A living wage estimates standard of living, counts salary, pension, scholarships, social payments, expects the federal budget, the regional budgets, etc".

Photo by Fedor Telkov.

This lab entry was picked by Colors photo blogger Laia Abril, who also reviewed it on the blog.