East StratCom disinformation claim:

If you count GDP per capita, Ukraine has 5,5 times lower standard of living than Russia, and is on the same level as Bangladesh.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 3. March 2017

Debunk claim:

According to IMF, Russia has GDP per capita 27,000; Ukraine 8,600 (approximately three times lower than Russia); Bangladesh 4,200 http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2016/02/weodata/weorept.aspx?pr.x=66&pr.y=9&sy=2017&ey=2017&scsm=1&ssd=1&sort=country&ds=.&br=1&c=512,672,914,946,612,137,614,546,311,962,213,674,911,676,193,548,122,556,912,678,313,181,419,867,513,682,316,684,913,273,124,868,339,921,638,948,514,943,218,686,963,688,616,518,223,728,516,558,918,138,748,196,618,278,624,692,522,694,622,142,156,449,626,564,628,565,228,283,924,853,233,288,632,293,636,566,634,964,238,182,662,359,960,453,423,968,935,922,128,714,611,862,321,135,243,716,248,456,469,722,253,942,642,718,643,724,939,576,644,936,819,961,172,813,132,199,646,733,648,184,915,524,134,361,652,362,174,364,328,732,258,366,656,734,654,144,336,146,263,463,268,528,532,923,944,738,176,578,534,537,536,742,429,866,433,369,178,744,436,186,136,925,343,869,158,746,439,926,916,466,664,112,826,111,542,298,967,927,443,846,917,299,544,582,941,474,446,754,666,698,668&s=PPPPC&grp=0&a= // According to the World Bank, the numbers are Russia: 24,500; Ukraine: 7,900; Bangladesh: 3,300 http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.PCAP.PP.CD?year_high_desc=true. All numbers are in international dollar, which would buy in the cited country a comparable amount of goods and services a U.S. dollar would buy in the United States. https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/114944-what-is-an-international-dollar

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This information is reported by East StratCom Network in Disinformation Review issue 61. The item is located at row number 35 in the report.

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