Russian President cuts salaries in Kremlin administration by 10%

Russian President cuts salaries in Kremlin administration by 10%

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 27

By - Trend:

Salaries in the Kremlin administration will be cut by 10 percent, President Vladimir Putin said on Feb. 27 at the operational meeting with the permanent members of the Security Council of Russia, TASS Russia news agency reported.

"Outside the context of the agenda of the meeting Vladimir Putin informed the members of the Security Council on his decision to cut the presidential administration salaries by 10 percent," said his spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the head of the Kremlin administration Sergey Ivanov, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev and his deputy Rashid Nurgaliev, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu, director of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov, head of the Foreign Intelligence Service Mikhail Fradkov and permanent member of the Security Council of Russia Boris Gryzlov.

Back in December 2014, Russian President signed amendments to the law on civil service, suspending the rate of indexation for inflation level of salaries of civil servants working in the presidential administration, the government apparatus, the Chamber of Accounts, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia and its territorial bodies for one year.

In January-September 2014, the average salary in the presidential administration was 216,411 rubles, according to Rosstat.

Previously, the reduction of salaries was a matter of concern in the parliament as well. State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin asked the factions of the Chamber to discuss the possibility of reducing the salaries of MPs, and this initiative was supported by all four factions.

Naryshkin was supported by the Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, who proposed to cut the salaries of senators by 10 percent. She assured that as soon as the decisions are made in both chambers of parliament, the Federation Council and the State Duma will appeal to the president, who regulates salary of the MPs and senators by his decree.

Translated by EA

Edited by CN

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