Tales of official excess, now on social media, spur popular fury in Russia

b_179_129_16777215_00_images_RUS140320aa001.jpegMOSCOW — As millions of ordinary Russians struggle to make ends meet, the unashamedly opulent lifestyles of wealthy government officials are sparking increasing anger and resentment. And social media is bringing to light examples of high living once shielded by high gates and shaded car windows.

Much of the recent popular fury is directed at First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, the country’s third-most-powerful politician behind President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

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