Putin made a present for himself
Under the decree № 481, signed by the President of Russia on October 7, on his birthday, the remuneration of Putin and Prime Minister Medvedev increases by 4.3% from October 1, 2019 “in order to provide social guarantees”.
Similarly, the salaries of the Russian Federation Minister of Defense, the Ministry of Internal Affairs heads, the FSB, the Russian Guard and other high-ranking officials were increased.
According to the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat), the average salary of federal officials in 2018 increased by 5.4%, exceeding 126 thousand rubles. It is three times higher than the average salary of Russians last year.
It should be reminded that according to Rosstat, almost 15% of Russian families have money only for food, not for buying clothes, paying utility bills.