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Friday, October 28, 2016

The salaries of officials fell, but remained at the abnormal level

The financial damage from all of Russia’s problems feel even the most senior statesmen. So, according to Rosstata, the salary of staff of the presidential administration in the first quarter amounted to about 200 thousand rubles, which is 13.9% over the same period a year earlier. However, ordinary Russians business still fared much worse. Calculations of Higher school of Economics show that our real salaries since 2013 has decreased by almost half. Now the average salary is about $560-just over 27 thousand rubles.

photo: Natalia Muslinkina

This is not the first reduction. In March 2015, Vladimir Putin ordered to reduce his salary (according to various reports, the approximate income of our President is 340 thousand rubles per month or 4.08 million per year) and the salaries of Dmitry Medvedev and several other senior officials also up from 10% in 2016. The same percentage were reduced salaries of employees of the Kremlin administration.

However, time does not stand still. At the end of last year, inflation in our country reached almost 13%, GDP fell by 3.7%.

The latest data for this year also disappointing. The fall of GDP by the end of April reached a critical point at 8.6%. How, then, to the end of the year to pull up to 3% of GDP, as it promises us the Ministry of economic development?

One thing remains. In such conditions it is necessary to suffer all.

According to officials, finally justice has been done. According to the statistics of Rosstat, the average monthly accrued wages of employees of the presidential administration in the first quarter of 2016 made 201,6 thousand rubles. This is the highest salary among Federal civil servants during the reporting period. However, compared to the same period in 2015, the salary of employees of administration has already decreased by 13.9%.

“Silver” in the asset the employees of the government apparatus. Their salary was 152,2 thousand rubles, which is 11.7% lower than a year earlier.

“Bronze medalists” were members of the chamber of accounts, whose average monthly salary fell by 10.2% to 139, 7 thousand rubles.

It is clear that the revenue officials of foreign countries, much more. The first place on this indicator takes the Singapore Prime Minister Lee Sanlon (a year — 1.3 million euros or 97,53 million rubles at current exchange rate), the second of Barack, Obama – 376 thousand euros (28,21 million rubles), the third — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (191 thousand euros or 14,33 million rubles).

But for the average Russian wage of domestic high-rank civil servants and the salaries of the foreign officials of the highest rank (by the way, we must remember that many officials in Russia and other countries provided extensive, specialized services) still seem extremely high. As stated in the latest report of the Higher school of Economics, over the past two years, the average salary in our country decreased from $936 to $558 (27,1 thousand roubles a month).

According to the Deputy Director of analytical Department of “Alpari” Natalia Milchakova one hand the reduction of government spending in Russia is long overdue. The reduction of salaries of employees of the state apparatus has to raise them right. Reduction of wages by 13% in 2016 — the average of the market value. In the private sector, the range of wage cuts of 10-20%.

“However, this year, an election year. The majority of the population do not understand why this abnormally high level of salaries still remains the officials. These figures and initiatives will not reduce and not increase the rating of the latter. However, even this event will become a trend. And maybe someday, for justice of the patch officials pulled up to the salaries of ordinary public sector”, — said the expert.

Watch the video on “Medvedev’s Remark about the lack of money for the indexation of pensions has become videoitem”

The Russian Prime Minister during a trip to the Crimea and talked with the local population and, in particular, listened to the complaint of an elderly lady on a small pension. Dmitry Medvedev urged the pensioner to “stick” because despite all the desire of the government to help this category of citizens, money in the budget to index no. Video published on the website youtube.com user Alim Aydamak

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