Recently Goskomstat (or may be some other not less authoritative source) informed that in 2007 the average salary of the Russian increased and reached the highest for the newest history level - 500 US dollars a month! Actually, not too much, in fact on the average 500 means that someone has 100 000 and the majority - 150 - 200 $. At such enormous stratification of a society as in Russia, the average salary in 500 $ is the evidence of poverty of overwhelming part of the population. In the Europe the situation is different there, even if the average salary will be, for example, 1500 euro, it is precisely known that the bottom threshold cannot be below 800 euro a month, less sum is simply forbidden to pay under the law! There, certainly, could be found poor men, immigrants, illegals, etc. whose means of subsistence are much less, but we now speak about official statistics.