We have somehow come to terms with the fact that the official (in the person of Rosstat and other agencies), statistics, fixing the "achievements" of Russia, to us, to say the least, does not always tell the truth. Sometimes stretching the truth. To put it mildly. Okay, will survive. All the more so yourself, then we are already around us appreciate life to his measure. But that she lied to the way it has recently opened a former director of the Institute of Statistics of the Federal State Statistics Service Vasily Simchera?! This is, to put it mildly, too.
Between Mr. Simchera and State Duma deputy from the Communist Party Oleg Smolin the other day there was a skirmish. It happened that both of them were members of the conference in the Russian State Trade and Economic University. Now, the former head of the Institute of Statistics showed claims Mr. Smolin as representative of power (after all, the deputy, the deputy chairman of the Duma Committee on Education): that power shamelessly lied to us. Himself, Mr. Simchera emphasizes Smolin, resigned, saying, "Tired of lying!". And present their statistical picture of what in reality happened and is happening in Russia. These figures are appalling.
Rejecting his claim, as a government official, address, Smolin writes, "Of course, from my youth I remember the formula: is a lie, there is a blatant lie, and there are statistics! Of course, he repeatedly used the alternative sociological data services and institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Still, the data ex-Director of the Institute of Statistics, summarized in a single table called "dual assessment of the main indicators of the Russian economy in 2001-2010." Produce shocking". Smolin presented them with their comments on the pages of "Soviet Russia." So — here's a horrifying picture of degradation of our country in the 'dry' calculations do not someone else, but, again, until recently — the Director of the Institute of Statistics of Rosstat: