Pension reform: Officials with a pension of 200,000 will receive another 15 thousand, and the rest 500 re

What pension payments can the head of state count on?

The legislation of the Russian Federation assumes that, upon reaching a specified age, every citizen acquires the right to receive an insurance pension. The current president of Russia is no exception in this case.

Fact! He reached the age of sixty-six. Forty-four years have passed since the start of his career. All these simple conditions he achieved provide Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin with the right to receive pension payments.

The positions he holds and the government structures in which he worked will allow the Head of State to count on a fairly substantial pension based on his length of service.

The mayor of Voronezh's pension will be complained to the Prosecutor General's Office

Social activists are going to write complaints to the Prosecutor General's Office about the pension calculation system for the mayor of Voronezh. Activists of the “All-Russian Popular Front” calculated that the mayor of the capital of the Black Earth Region could receive up to 320 thousand rubles monthly in retirement! It is noted that the average pension of a Voronezh resident is 11,178 rubles.

Activists are preparing an appeal to Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika. “Front-line soldiers” are asking for a prosecutor’s review of local laws that allow for a special calculation of the pensions of municipal officials.

Meanwhile, the Voronezh City Hall was very surprised at the indicated amount. City administration specialists are wondering what scheme social activists used to calculate the maximum amount. They suggested that Gusev’s declared income was taken as a basis - more than 6 million rubles for 2014. But as it turned out, almost half of this amount is income not related to the position of mayor. This is profit from deposits, from the sale of an apartment (more than 2.5 million rubles), rental of some property and a pension for working in hazardous work.

The mayor's office, with references to the relevant regulations, reported that the long service pension is assigned “if there is at least 15 years of municipal service experience.” In this case, the amount of the surcharge is determined “depending on the length of service in the municipal service from 45% (15 years) to 75% (25 years) of 0.8 of average earnings minus the old-age insurance pension.”

— Currently, the length of service in the municipal service of the head of the urban district of the city of Voronezh is Gusev A.V. is 6 years. If you reach 15 years of municipal service, the estimated amount of the additional payment to your pension could be 54,290 rubles, concluded the Voronezh administration’s economics department.

It is now impossible to calculate the exact amount of Alexander Gusev’s pension, since it is not yet known how many more years he will work as mayor of the city.

Gusev himself spoke about his salary at a press conference a year ago.

“I receive 158 thousand rubles into my current account every month,” he admitted. — But there are quarterly bonuses. If you average them, it comes out to 180 - 185 thousand per month. This is my salary. But since August, I have another source of income - a labor pension. This is 15,900 rubles.

Let us recall that in the summer a scandal broke out in Voronezh over regional officials and their “golden parachutes”. A law has surfaced, adopted by the Regional Duma and signed by the governor, which significantly increases the pensions of officials and expands the list of privileges for them. In particular, now the governor of the Voronezh region, who has served one term, upon retirement, will receive a one-time monetary remuneration in the amount of six months' earnings, as well as medical care for himself and family members, insurance in case of death or injury, annual compensation for vacation costs, as well as the right to “prompt reception” by any regional official. For a governor who has served two terms, the payment is doubled. In addition, the regional authorities will be required to provide him with lifelong personal security, special communications, a car with a driver, reimburse the costs of medicine, pay the costs of using VIP areas of airports and train stations, and also, if necessary, provide him with housing. Even former ministers of the Russian government do not have such privileges.

The law also provides for an increase in the so-called long-service pension for all officials. A separate long-service pension for officials existed back in the USSR. In modern Russia, each region sets the conditions for its calculation independently.

How will this pension increase? In the Voronezh region, the amount of long-service pension for officials is 0.8 of the monthly salary in the last 12 months of their work before retirement. The monthly allowance includes salary, allowances (and government employees have many of them), bonuses, financial assistance, and vacation pay. To calculate pensions, there is a so-called monthly salary ceiling. According to the previous law, it was 3 salaries. Now the ceiling has increased: up to 7 salaries for persons holding civil service positions in the “managers” category, up to 5 salaries for persons holding senior positions in the civil service, up to 4 salaries for persons holding main positions in the civil service.

Is the President a pension recipient?

According to information provided by presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov, Vladimir Putin did not neglect his rights under the law and is currently the recipient of the presidential salary and military pension. All due payments are transferred to the bank card of the Head of State, but he almost never uses cash.

On a note! In the Russian Federation, the assigned pension is exclusively of a declarative nature. This involves a personal appeal by a citizen applying for payments to the UPR of a certain department or to the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, where future cash accruals are expected to be calculated.

When wondering what kind of pension the current president of Russia receives, it is disappointing to note that the payments accrued to him are unknown. One can only make assumptions that the amount of military pension accruals is based on the position held and the military rank achieved at the last place of service.

As everyone knows, Vladimir Putin’s career was closely connected with special services, and the salaries of such employees, on the basis of which pensions are calculated, are expected to be quite high. Taking into account that the average salary for a retired special services pensioner is thirty thousand rubles, one can make a reasonable conclusion that Vladimir Vladimirovich receives no less.

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Vladimir Putin became president after retirement


Who will Vladimir Putin work after leaving office is a question no less interesting than the identity of the “successor” Archive

“Presidential” expenses are listed in the budget as a separate line. It’s called “The Functioning of the Head of State” NTV

He secured one solid source of income for himself back in 2000 - by issuing a decree “On guarantees for the President of the Russian Federation, who has ceased to exercise his powers, and members of his family.” It applied in practice only to Boris Yeltsin TV Channel Russia

Who Vladimir Putin will work after leaving office is a question no less interesting than the identity of the “successor”. However, this is still unknown. But we can guess what material benefits the current head of state will part with, what he will be left with as an ex-president, and how the next Russian leader will be provided. In 2010, the maintenance of the president will cost the budget 2.6 billion rubles more than at present. Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin, at 54 years old, has long been an official pensioner. Service in the FSB helped the president receive a pension book at the age of 45, writes Moskovsky Komsomolets.

At the beginning of the summer, Putin promised to donate his monthly salary to the construction of the Museum of Tolerance in Russia. True, how much money will be spent on this matter, that is, the exact size of the salary, is a big presidential secret. However, it is possible to roughly calculate the president's salary.

It is known that in 2002 it was 63 thousand rubles and since then it has been increased several times according to the law on state officials (1.1 times in 2003, 2.1 times in 2004 and 2006 - 1.15 times). Now, according to various estimates, the monthly income of the head of state is about 170 thousand rubles, or 6.6 thousand dollars. Quite modest when compared with its Western colleagues.

How the income of the Putin family grew

“Presidential” expenses are listed in the budget as a separate line. It is called “The Functioning of the Head of State.” This, among other things, ensures the activities of the presidential administration, department managers, plenipotentiary representatives in the districts, and even support for non-profit organizations and “payment of compensation to plaintiffs in the event of relevant decisions being made by the European Court of Human Rights.” This year, 6.4 billion rubles have been allocated for everything. Of these, “directly” for the president (under the item “President of the Russian Federation”, which includes salary and entertainment expenses) - 26.6 million. By the way, it still remains a mystery whether Vladimir Putin pays for clothes from his own pocket or from the state’s pocket.

In the draft budget for 2008-2010 you can read how the next president will be financed. In the “transitional” year, when both Putin and the “successor” will rule one after the other, the column “President of the Russian Federation” will increase by 2 million rubles, and in the two subsequent years it will add only about a million each. Experts explain such differences not by the fact that the “successor” will be worse than GDP, as ordinary people might think, but by objective economic indicators: say, changes in the price of oil.

But in general, it would be a shame for the “successor” to complain: in 2010, the costs of its functioning will increase by 2.6 billion compared to Putin’s.

Among other things, the head of Russia is entitled to a “presidential reserve fund.” In 2005 and 2006, 500 million rubles were allocated for it. This money, as can be judged from open sources, is spent for good needs. This year, part of the money from the fund has already been spent - the list of those awarded money includes 11 schools, hospitals and kindergartens with the widest geography: from Yakutia to Bryansk.

How will Vladimir Vladimirovich survive after leaving the presidency? He secured one solid source of income for himself back in 2000 - by issuing a decree “On guarantees for the President of the Russian Federation, who has ceased to exercise his powers, and members of his family.” In practice, it applied only to Boris Yeltsin; Mikhail Gorbachev, after all, was only the president of the Soviet Union. Later, all ex-presidential “bonuses” were spelled out in federal law. According to two documents, the former head of state has the right to a salary of 75% of the salary of the current president. At state expense, he and his family members are given the right to state security, medical care in the same clinics as under power, one of the state dachas for lifelong use, special communications and a staff of assistants, along with office space for them. The ex-president can also use the halls for officials of airports, railway and sea stations for free.

By the way, after Yeltsin’s death, all members of his family were legally assigned a monthly allowance equal to six times the minimum old-age pension, and were given the right to use official transport and medical care for five years from the date of the ex-president’s death. The state dacha was also left to the family of Boris Nikolaevich.

Naturally, Vladimir Putin also has personal savings. Officially, they are known from income statements (the latter was published in 2003, before the presidential elections). The most interesting thing in this list is the source of income, indicated as the “pension of the Federal Security Service of Russia.” It turns out that Vladimir Vladimirovich is a working pensioner.

Former military personnel - and especially security officers - are entitled to special payments. Putin could have retired 10 years ago. Of course, it is difficult to figure out how to calculate the length of service of intelligence officers (sometimes a year of military service was equivalent to two years of civilian service, sometimes one and a half years), but we can say with confidence that by the age of 45 the president had already earned a pension with bonuses. This means that he has added money for length of service to his regular labor “military” pension (an average of 6,162 rubles). Plus, since military pensions directly depend on the salaries of active soldiers (no matter what front - obvious or “invisible”), compensation for food rations (about 600 rubles per month), allowances for the position held, work with secret documents and work intensity (these parameters are based on documents closed to the public). Little by little, off the top of my head, at least a 10,000-ruble pension accumulates.

It is interesting that if during the “first presidential” campaign Putin had two plots and a dacha in the Leningrad region plus a plot of land in the Moscow region, and his wife had 600 “square meters” in the Pskov region, then by the second term the family only had a plot in the Moscow region (Pskov land was sold for 11,000 rubles). But during all this time, the Putins never acquired their own car, although they have several garages... Also, according to the Central Election Commission, the family had two apartments - in Moscow, on Academician Zelinsky Street, with an area of ​​153.7 square meters. meters, and in St. Petersburg. As well as bank accounts and shares.

Putin has two official residences: the Kremlin and Novo-Ogarevo on Rublevo-Uspenskoye Highway. Novo-Ogarevo acquired the official status of a residence only in 2000. It is known that it was globally rebuilt specifically for the new head of state.

For transportation on numerous trips, the president has plenty to choose from. The new head of state will most likely express his own wishes for the transport fleet. And this is what his inheritance will be. Officially, Vladimir Vladimirovich directly has four aircraft at his disposal: Il-96-300, Il-62, Tu-154 and Yak-40. He mainly flies on the Il-96. Fortunately, there is everything for living and working in the air, even an office. Although it can easily use any equipment from the Rossiya State Transport Company aircraft fleet - the same Mi-8 helicopters. Flights, by the way, cost about 40 thousand dollars per hour.

To move around the ground, Putin uses special-purpose Garage vehicles. The main brands of the garage are Mercedes, Chevrolet and ZIL. True, Putin’s car itself is, in fact, difficult to attribute to any brand - the entire “stuffing” of the car was modified for presidential needs: a reinforced engine, special body armor, additional “skeleton” struts...

By water, the GDP travels on the special motor ship “Russia” - it is assigned to the port of Moscow. The ship was built back in 1973 in St. Petersburg, but since then both technical systems and interior decoration have been completely updated...

How the income of the Putin family grew

The total income of the spouses from the list of information provided to the CEC by the presidential candidate.

1998-1999 — 308,866 rub. Sources of income: Vladimir Putin - Presidential Administration, FSB, pension of the FSB of Russia, Promstroybank. Lyudmila Putina - representative office of CJSC Telecompinvest 1999-2002. — 7 million 810 thousand 637 rubles. Sources of income: Vladimir Putin - Presidential Administration, Presidential Administration, FSB, royalties for publications by the publishing houses "OLMA-PRESS" and "Arnoldo Mondadori Editor Libri Illustrated", sale of real estate. Lyudmila Putina - sale of real estate.

Where did you invest the money?

1998-1999 Bank accounts: Vladimir Putin - 15,992 rubles, Sberbank of Russia (Moscow), 316,632 rubles. — Promstroybank (St. Petersburg).

Lyudmila Putina: 10,323 rubles. — Promstroybank (St. Petersburg). Shares: Vladimir Putin - 0.00025% Promstroibank (St. Petersburg). 1999-2002 Bank accounts:

Vladimir Putin - 498,128 rubles. Promstroybank; RUB 3,257,903 - Sberbank of Russia; RUB 61,407 - Baltic Bank.

Lyudmila Putina: RUB 11,752. — Promstroybank; RUB 4,401,182 - Sberbank of Russia. Shares: Vladimir Putin - 0.00015% OJSC Bank St. Petersburg.

Pension payments due to the former president

After leaving the post of Head of State, Vladimir Putin will be able to count on a presidential pension. It will be equal to seventy-five percent of his salary.

General information! Official sources claim that Vladimir Vladimirovich’s salary is currently 723,696 rubles.

Based on this, his future pension payments will be no less than half a million rubles. However, the privileges of the former president also include:

  1. availability of state protection for the rest of your life;
  2. lifetime official transport;
  3. specialized medical services, including free sanatorium and resort services;
  4. untimely use of a state dacha;
  5. special connection.

It should be noted that the pension payments due to the Russian President will not differ much from the amount of government support provided to leading leaders of other countries.

Fact! Bill Clinton, converting the dollar exchange rate to rubles, receives at least six hundred thousand a month. None of the former top European political figures receives less than half a million rubles, and Jacques Chirac's pension is 904,000 rubles.

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Today, as MK experts have calculated, people’s representatives have a pension close to this. Thus, if you have worked as a deputy for more than five years, your pension can amount to 46.6 thousand rubles, and if you have worked as a deputy for more than ten years - 63.6 thousand rubles. Ministers also receive the same pensions, but they must serve in office for three and six years, respectively.

One of the highest pensions in the country is for cosmonauts - from 165 to 255 thousand rubles per month, depending on length of service. After retirement, judges can be given a pension of 70 to 250 thousand rubles. The maximum military pension is 85 percent of salary.

If you rise to the rank of general, your pension will be 60-70 thousand a month. Heroes of Russia receive a pension increase of 65.6 thousand rubles. Up to 23 thousand rubles are awarded to Knights of the Order of Merit for the Fatherland.

If a person did not become a deputy and did not rise to the rank of general, then, as said by Associate Professor of the Department of Human Resource Management of the Russian University of Economics named after G.V. Plekhanova Lyudmila Ivanova-Shvets, with the traditional scheme of accumulating pension points and a salary of 60 thousand rubles over 40 years, you can earn a pension of almost 27 thousand rubles. According to her, she can save up for a pension of 59 thousand rubles. To do this, over the course of 40 years of work, you need to save 16 thousand rubles every month.

On the website of the Russian Pension Fund there is a “Pension Calculator” - a special electronic service with which you can calculate the approximate size of your future pension and find out what criteria affect its size.

At the same time, the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation draws attention to the fact that the results obtained for calculating the insurance pension are purely conditional and should not be taken as the real amount of the future pension.

The actual amount of the insurance pension is calculated by the Pension Fund when applying for its assignment, taking into account all the generated pension rights and benefits provided for by pension legislation on the date of assignment of the pension.

First of all, the size of wages and, accordingly, the insurance contributions that employers make for their employees will greatly influence. If the salary remains high until retirement, then the size of the pension will be appropriate. The Pension Fund also reminds that the longer a person works after reaching retirement age, the more experience and pension coefficients he will accumulate. And this will also affect the size of your future pension.

Age restrictions and conditions necessary for calculating a pension

According to existing rules, the civilian population has the opportunity to retire from the age of sixty-one. Pension payments are assigned only after an application is submitted to the Ministry of Labor, where it is reviewed and an appropriate decision is made.

Such an application is submitted both in person and through the public services portal. Meanwhile, not all citizens who have reached retirement age seek to immediately improve their pension.

For your information! For filing an application five years beyond the retirement age, the amount of accrual increases by one and a half times, and over a ten-year period by 2.3 times.

The distribution of cash payments carried out in government agencies involves a slightly different system. One of the characteristic differences is the increase in the age threshold. For men it is 65 years old, women can leave service at 63 years old.

From September 1, 2017, there was a significant increase in the salaries of senior officials: security forces began to receive up to six hundred thousand rubles, and members of the Russian Government and the State Duma up to four hundred and fifty thousand. Pension benefits after leaving office range from seventy to seventy-five percent. To these are added another 17-18 thousand rubles, calculated based on the total length of service, according to the Labor Code of the Russian Federation.

The pension payments expected for ministers differ significantly. Here, a lot depends on the time it takes to fill a responsible post. An example is the pension due to the Minister of Culture. It ranges from 28 thousand for people who have worked for more than one year, but less than three, and up to 50 thousand rubles per month for representatives of the ministry who have been in office for more than twelve years.

The interest rate of the Chairmen of the Federation Council and the lower house of the State Duma after their retirement is equal to 75% of the existing salary. A similar percentage will remain for an ordinary State Duma deputy. However, unlike chairmen and ministers, senators will not be able to count on the 95 percent bonus accrued after 12 years of public service: their payments will remain at a strictly established level.

The method for calculating a pension for a former president consists of two components. According to labor legislation, the Russian Pension Fund will assign about 70-100 thousand rubles to Vladimir Putin. In addition, the retired Head of State will retain a lifelong salary equal to seventy-five percent of his established salary.

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In the event of the death of the former Russian leader, the family that has lost its breadwinner is paid six average pensions due to ordinary citizens. Such a law was adopted at the Federal level in 1996 specifically for the wife of Boris Yeltsin.

What pensions do former governors have?

The official state pensions of former regional heads may not be so large, but over many years of leading the regions, they have received large additional payments from their budgets in advance, and also enjoy lifelong security, personal transport, paid vacations, etc.

According to the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper, Vyacheslav Shport, who headed the Khabarovsk Territory in 2009-2018 and ultimately lost the election to the LDPR candidate, receives an old-age pension in the amount of 23.3 thousand rubles, but according to regional laws, the ex-head is also entitled to local pension in the amount of 75% of the salary for the governor's post when working for six to ten years. The publication calculated that this addition to the former leader’s pension is equal to almost 398 thousand rubles, and Shport is also paid 28 thousand rubles for the title of honorary citizen of Komsomolsk-on-Amur.

“Former head of the Rostov region Vladimir Chub receives a regional bonus of 200 thousand rubles every month (80% of the governor’s salary),” notes another publication. “The local budget also pays for his car, medical insurance (including for his family members), and security. He has a 75% discount on vacations in regional sanatoriums and the opportunity to get an audience with local officials without queuing. The region pays about 1.5 million rubles annually for Chuba’s car alone.

The former head of the Kemerovo region, Aman Tuleyev, receives an old-age pension (30 thousand rubles), a payment for the title “People's Governor” (almost 80 thousand rubles), as well as payments for the title of Honorary Resident of 12 cities and seven districts (a total of about 190 thousand rubles ) and the salary of the rector of the local institute (about 100 thousand rubles). In total, his income was estimated at 400 thousand rubles per month. He uses a service mansion with an area of ​​282 square meters, utilities for which are also paid for by the regional budget, and just in case, he was left with a work office in the Kemerovo administration and a secretary.

The former head of the Samara region, Nikolai Merkushkin, receives a regular pension of 23 thousand rubles and a regional bonus of 129 thousand rubles. While working as governor, he abolished the provision that such an allowance could only be received by his former leaders who remained in the region, returned to his native Mordovia and receives money there from Samara.

In the Voronezh region, care benefits, as it turned out, are provided not only to first persons. Governor Alexander Gusev dismissed his deputy Yuri Agibalov in the fall of 2020, paying him 23 salaries. Agibalov received an additional payment to his pension of 75% of his salary, which was 185 thousand rubles. per month. It turns out - 139 thousand rubles. monthly towards labor pension.

As noted by the All-Russian Popular Front (ONF), in 23 regions former managers receive significant funds from the budgets. In particular, these are the former mayors of Ulan-Ude, Khanty-Mansiysk, Novosibirsk - they can issue pension supplements in the amount of more than 200 thousand rubles per month. Moreover, the average pension in these regions is only 15 thousand rubles. Regional officials take advantage of the fact that federal laws do not limit their pensions. They tie bonuses to average income, not to salary. In this case, all additional payments and bonuses issued affect the size of the lifetime increase in the labor pension.

Mayors do not offend themselves either. For example, the former head of Bryansk, Sergei Smirnov, went to prison in 2020 for abuse of power, but even this fact did not deprive him of the 70 thousand rubles pension supplement he was entitled to after his resignation. for his work as mayor.

Two other ex-mayors of Bryansk - Anatoly Kistenev and Alexander Kovalev - receive 100 thousand rubles each. towards retirement.

In 2014, Vice-Governor of the Bryansk Region Anatoly Terebunov received a monthly pension supplement of 137 thousand rubles. Over the past 11 years, 50 such VIP pensioners have appeared in the Bryansk region.

The mayor of Ulan-Ude receives an increase of up to 260 thousand rubles after retirement. per month, the head of the administration of Khanty-Mansiysk - up to 248 thousand rubles, the mayor of Novosibirsk - up to 245 thousand rubles. This is despite the fact that average pensions in these regions do not exceed 15 thousand rubles.

“Fuel to the fire” was added by recently published information that the Ministry of Labor and Social Development of the Omsk Region assigned ex-governor Leonid Polezhaev a monthly pension supplement of 224 thousand rubles from January 1, 2020. “in connection with her recalculation for length of service.” Accruals are made in accordance with the decree that Polezhaev himself signed in 2011, when he was still governor. In 2020, the prosecutor's office tried to challenge this, but the Supreme Court confirmed the legality of such payments. Considering that after retiring, Polezhaev received a severance pay in the amount of five years' earnings, as well as a pension of 85% of his previous salary, it turns out not bad. The situation in Omsk is no exception.

Average salary of presidents of the second millennium

The new millennium was marked in the Russian Federation by the reign of two presidents. One of them is the current Head of State, and the second is the retired Dmitry Medvedev. According to the published declaration, Vladimir Putin, who has reached the age of sixty-five by 2020, already receives pension contributions equal to 738,000 rubles per month.

In the event of his resignation, Vladimir Vladimirovich’s pension at the expense of the Pension Fund will be able to increase by another hundred thousand rubles. The pension of Dmitry Medvedev, who ruled from 2008 to 2012, could approach six hundred thousand rubles a month.

As a conclusion, the conclusion suggests itself that under the existing legislation, by the time a change of state power occurs, every month the treasury will allocate about one and a half million required for the maintenance of retired leaders of the Russian state, and this is only for two people.

If we take into account the entire estimated amount needed to provide lifelong support for the entire retired state apparatus, then in this case the result will be a number no less than a billion rubles.

Pension payments to the President of the Russian Federation

For former Presidents of the Russian Federation, a special law was developed in 2001, providing for pension payments throughout life in the amount of 75% of wages .

This bill was developed after Yeltsin retired. After Yeltsin's death, his wife Naina received a benefit of 6 minimum old-age pensions . But since the beginning of 2020, the wife of the former President of the country has been receiving a survivor’s pension.

As for Medvedev and Putin, the amount of pension payments after the end of their working career will be 530,000 rubles - 75% of the salary of 715,000 rubles.

In mid-2020, the President increased his own salary by 2.75 times.

To receive pension contributions, the president of the country must submit a corresponding application to the Pension Fund. At the moment, Putin and Medvedev are in the public service, therefore, they will be able to make pension contributions only after leaving their positions.

In addition, from 2020, the retirement age of civil servants was raised to 65 years (women - 63 years). Therefore, senior government officials will not be able to receive a pension until they reach retirement age.

“A decent pension in Russia should be at least 30-40 thousand rubles”

Moscow, August 17, 2016, 15:52 — REGNUM In a good way, pensions should be indexed to the inflation rate, that is, by at least 7%. But this is hardly possible given the current budget deficit. The maximum indexation amount will not exceed 3-4%, Anna Kokoreva , deputy director of the analytical department of Alpari, REGNUM .


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“If we talk about a decent pension, the amount will vary in the regions of Russia. For example, in Moscow, in order to live more or less with dignity without excesses (food, medicine, housing and communal services, clothing and small joys in the form of a budget holiday in a sanatorium or on the Black Sea once or twice a year), a pensioner needs 30-40 thousand rubles per month. month. In the regions this figure will be lower, at the level of 20-25 thousand rudders. But the point is that in the regions not every specialist has such a salary; only management employees receive such amounts, so there is no place to get a normal pension,” Kokoreva explained.

“With the collapse of the USSR, pensioners lost the opportunity to meet old age with dignity, but in modern Russia the institution of family has not yet degraded, so many are supported by children. It is very difficult for lonely old people to live on a pension of 8-10 thousand rubles when the cost of a loaf of bread is 25 rubles and a kilogram of meat is 350 rubles, when only for housing and communal services you need to pay a minimum of 3000 rubles. per month. Russian pensioners are forced to save on everything. With the fall of the ruble, the living conditions of the elderly have deteriorated greatly,” noted the expert.

“With the introduction of a one-time payment, there will be no large-scale disturbances from pensioners; people are tired of constant reforms in the pension system. They have already come to terms with the fact that the pension will no longer exist and they can only count on themselves and their family, so they will be happy with any “real” money,” Kokoreva expressed her opinion.

“In the future, citizens who have not yet reached retirement age need to prepare for the fact that this same retirement age will be raised by 5 years, but the level of pensions will not change. Therefore, modern youth and middle-aged citizens should save for old age now,” the expert believes.

How pensions are calculated for deputies of the State Duma

With the constant discussion recently of issues about pensions for Russian citizens in connection with legislative reform, the most important question concerns the size of pension payments. There is a Federal Law that regulates all issues related to the status of servants of the people.

The government has introduced amendments to this bill that are designed to improve the pension provision of citizens who served as parliamentarians and retired due to age.

The amount of pension benefits for deputies is affected by length of service and salary, according to the law. In this case, the amount of payments is directly dependent on the period during which the parliamentarian performed his duties.

In 2014, the salaries of State Duma deputies increased from 253,000 rubles to an average of 400,000. Accordingly, their old-age benefits increased to 61,000 rubles.

At the beginning of August 2014, the government decided to impose a moratorium on the transfer of the funded part of citizens’ pensions to non-state pension funds. As a result, a tariff of 6%, which was previously sent to the funded part, in 2014-2015. should be sent to the administrative department. As a result, the funded part became voluntary.

Indexation of pensions in 2015-2017 increased pensions at the rate of inflation. Thus, all measures taken by the government are similarly reflected in the payments of retired deputies. Only the difference in the amount increases the standard of living of ordinary citizens and high-level officials differently, since the size of their pension benefits is not comparable with the payments of other citizens.

In accordance with the law, their accruals are calculated as a percentage of wages. Accumulated points (ACP) are also a direct reflection of the salary received. Therefore, you can roughly calculate the size of your pension.

We must not forget that when applying for a pension, deputies, like all citizens, present to the Pension Fund a work book, which contains records of previous places of work. The employer at the previous place of work made contributions to the Pension Fund, and funds were accumulated for the formation of a future pension.

Deputy experience is also taken into account. Usually it is calculated in one, maximum two terms, that is, 4-8 years of work in government bodies. Based on the deduction of 22% from a salary of 400,000 rubles to the Pension Fund monthly, parliamentarians receive a significant increase in pension payments.

Why is Rakhmon in such a hurry to become a “five-time president”

The presidential elections in Tajikistan were supposed to take place in November of this year, but then the authorities dumbfounded the population by scheduling them for October 11. “How stupid is it that the month decides?!” - people say. And they are wrong. This is not stupidity, but the foresight of the seemingly complacent President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Emomali Rahmon.

No, nothing threatens his power - he has already been president for four terms and can run for office an unlimited number of times. He has no real competitors in the elections, since the only political force that could eventually step on his heels was the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT, recognized as extremist and terrorist in the Russian Federation and a number of other countries), but it was banned five years ago. Accordingly, no one can run for her. So what's the deal? Why did Rakhmon, according to the head of the Social Democratic Party of the Republic Rakhmatillo Zoyirov, support the illegal “initiative” of both houses of the local parliament, that is, violate the electoral legislation?

Tajikistan, one of the ten poorest countries in the world, is now going through particularly difficult times. An even more difficult time will come in winter, when the population will need more electricity than in the warm season and, of course, at least some heating. But already in a number of regions there are limits on the use of electricity, and until the situation in this regard goes too far and covers the whole of Tajikistan, we must hurry and do without, although not massive, but still protests of the population.

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Second point. We must also hurry because a significant part of the republic’s population lives off migrants working in Russia, and they, for obvious reasons, began to send much less money, or even return home. But they can’t find a job here—unemployment is outrageous. That is, while people still have some coin in their pocket, there is hope of returning to Russia to earn money, and they are relatively calm, the level of loyalty to the current government is falling smoothly, and by winter it may well collapse.

Rakhmon tirelessly travels around Tajikistan, while the election campaign for his “competitors” has not yet begun (this administrative resource is a brilliant thing!), and strenuously pretends to be “his guy,” visiting the homes of the country’s residents, having lunch with them and holding “confidential ” and “intimate” conversations. In general, the President, officially called the “Founder of Peace and Unity - Leader of the Nation,” does not disdain the common people; willingly tells him how great Tajiks live, and soon they will live even better - from September 1, their salaries and pensions will be increased by as much as 10-15%! The only interesting thing is from what funds in conditions of an acute budget deficit.

Strictly speaking, Rahmon’s PR campaign is quite pointless, since he will win the elections in any case; how high the protest wave will be after them is another matter. Of course, it will not reach the level of the Ukrainian or Belarusian, but, nevertheless, creating even a much weaker precedent is dangerous: what if!

There is one more point: Rakhmon, and this has long been talked about in Tajikistan, is preparing his son, Rustam Emomali, to succeed him. Local legislation was even changed to suit him - the young man was not old enough to chair the National Council - the upper house of the Supreme Assembly (parliament). But everything is in the hands of Rakhmon: the age limit was lowered from 35 to 30 years, and the child became the second person in the republic. So if dad for some reason is unable to fulfill presidential duties, they, according to the constitution, will automatically pass to his son. Another possible scenario for the development of events: Emomali Rahmon may withdraw his candidacy in favor of his son, and is now running an election campaign in his place, since the son is not a sociable person, he is not as colorful as his parent, and is not used to chatting people up. But if such a plan exists, this does not mean that Emomali Rahmon will retire - on the contrary, he will govern the state “from the shadows.” In the post-Soviet space, this practice has been tested more than once. Although, despite rumors about Emomali Rahmon’s ill health, the “founder of peace and unity” looks quite flourishing, and can rule for another seven years (which is the length of one presidential term in the Republic of Tatarstan).


Kyrgyzstan agreed to “Russian occupation”

Moreover, it suits not only the Tajik elite, but also, importantly, the presidents of the Central Asian states, since, in essence, it does not stand out from their eastern style of leadership - the dissimilarity is quite slight and external. So even if “ferment” begins in Tajikistan, it will only be from the very bottom and on socio-economic grounds, and the elites of the republic will not support them. They do not particularly quarrel with each other, financial flows in the country are strictly distributed and do not go out of the “channel”, and their redistribution will not suit the authorities. As well as the departure of their guarantor Emomali Rahmon. But, as mentioned above, there is no capable political opposition in the republic - it has been carefully “cleansed” for a long time. But, of course, the current head of state will have formal competitors in the elections. At the same time, he will not get less than 80% of the votes - “indecent.” In general, if you close your eyes to poverty in Tajikistan, authoritarian rule (however much softer and more sane than in Turkmenistan) and, of course, corruption, Emomali Sharipovich turned out to be not the worst president for the part of the world in which he rules. At least he managed to stop the civil war in Tajikistan, which began after the collapse of the USSR and lasted until 1997. During this time, the damage caused to the republic amounted to $10 billion. During the war, the country was effectively divided into two parts, which is especially dangerous due to its proximity to Afghanistan. According to UN estimates, at the very beginning of the war, 1 million people in the country became internally displaced, more than 200 thousand became refugees, including about 60 thousand people who crossed the border into Afghanistan. Rahmon solved, if not completely, but to a significant extent, the problem of providing the population with drinking water. And although the country, in addition to water resources, is rich in silver, gold, uranium, precious stones and other minerals, its potential is not tapped, and the people are poor. He didn't solve this problem. It is clear that the word “democracy” greatly hurts Rakhmon’s ears, and he is simply afraid of its “promotion” - like any authoritarian ruler. The West, as it seems, does not risk imposing its “values” on Dushanbe; the Tajiks, for the most part, are clearly not ready for them. Tajikistan's foreign policy is moderate, focused on promoting regional security and its own sovereignty. So it is not surprising that the Republic of Tajikistan is a member of the CSTO and the SCO, and that there are Russian military bases on the territory of the republic. In short, despite the fact that Emomali Rahmon is the uncontested candidate in the 2020 presidential elections, some of his nervousness (if not fear) is still visible. Otherwise, he would not have postponed the elections a month ahead of schedule, although either Emomali Sharipovich or he, through Rustam Emomali, would be guaranteed to “steer” Tajikistan. Irina Jorbenadze

Peskov told how exactly Putin receives his pension and salary

Press Secretary of President Vladimir Putin Dmitry Peskov explained how the head of state receives his salary. According to him, the salary is transferred to the head of state on the card of a Russian bank that is under US sanctions.

“Let me remind you: when the first sanctions were introduced, for some reason the Americans considered that the main culprits in the annexation of Crimea to the Russian Federation were a number of our companies, including Rossiya Bank. And then the president decided to transfer his salary and military pension to the card of this bank,”

— Peskov said in a conversation with AiF.

“As for the salary, it is set by presidential decree, just like the salary of the prime minister,” he said.

In April 2020, the Kremlin reported that the Russian President's income in 2017 exceeded 18.7 million rubles. He owns an apartment, a garage space, GAZ M-21 and Niva cars and a Skif car trailer. In 2020, the income of the head of state amounted to 8.86 million rubles. Then Putin owned, among other things, a plot of land with an area of ​​1,500 square meters. m.

Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the head of state’s income increased due to the sale of real estate. Judging by the declarations, we are talking about the sale of a land plot.

The press secretary did not specify the size of the president’s military pension; he admitted that he did not know.

According to the press secretary, the head of state rarely uses cash. “This happens 1-2 times a year. When, for example, he is skiing and goes to a mountain cafe where he needs cash to pay,” he said.

Peskov also noted that Putin does not use a mobile phone, since having a smartphone “means that a person agrees to full transparency.” The president learns news from newspapers, magazines and online media.

“In the Kremlin and Novo-Ogaryovo, the president has an almost complete selection of newspapers and magazines on his desk or in his reception room. He reads a lot of it. He also reads on the plane, since for him it is actually another home. He doesn’t shy away from the Internet; he watches the news there himself,” Peskov said.

The press service also prepares various information and analytical materials for the president every day. A selection of television news is prepared for the head of state, a television digest, which he watches when he has time: sometimes when he is driving in a car or on an airplane, sometimes at home at night, Peskov said.

In October 2020, Putin signed a decree extending a 10 percent pay cut for senior government officials, also reducing the presidential salary for 2020. The reductions also include the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Ministers, ministers, as well as the Prosecutor General, heads of the Investigative Committee and the Central Election Commission. The decree also affected employees of the presidential administration and the government apparatus.

The income of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in 2020 decreased by only 20 thousand compared to 2020 to 8.6 million rubles. The income of the head of the administration, Anton Vaino, increased 26 times. According to Peskov, this is also related to the sale of real estate. Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin has an absolute record: his income increased 300 times to almost 3 billion rubles.

It is worth noting that according to the income declaration, published annually by law, it is not possible to determine the size of the monthly salary of officials. Such a list was published by the Ministry of Finance only once - in December 2020. The list was very quickly deleted. However, it became known from it that the highest salary was given to the Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov in the amount of 1.73 million rubles. per month. In his income statement for 2020, Anton Siluanov showed 25 million rubles, which is equal to a monthly income of just over 2 million rubles.

Earlier, Vladimir Putin, during a visit to St. Petersburg, revealed the fact of his biography and said that he received the rank of artillery lieutenant. After graduating from the Faculty of Law at Leningrad State University, he was assigned to work in the KGB, from where he retired in 1991 with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Dignified old age: what kind of pension will senior Russian officials receive?

Formally, eight people can apply for the prime minister's bonus. Four have reached retirement age: Sergei Stepashin (62 years old), Mikhail Fradkov (64 years old), Viktor Zubkov (73 years old) and Evgeny Primakov (84 years old). Of these, only Fradkov continues to hold a government position (heads the Foreign Intelligence Service); this does not give the right to additional payment, as follows from the 1995 presidential decree. In the spring of 2012, Zubkov was appointed special representative of the president for interaction with the forum of gas exporting countries, but he does not hold a government position, and there is no such post in the register of positions in the federal civil service. This means that Zubkov can receive a prime minister's supplement.

Primakov and Stepashin have the right to the maximum prime minister's additional payment (427,500 rubles): the former heads the board of directors of a commercial company, his total experience in holding government positions is close to ten years; the second is the chairman of the supervisory board of the state corporation Fund for Assistance to the Development of Housing and Communal Services. Stepashin performs his duties on a voluntary basis; he is neither a civil servant nor a person holding a government position, a representative of the foundation told RBC. The interlocutor could not clarify whether Stepashin receives a prime minister’s pension. Primakov's representative could not be reached for comment. Both are entitled to the prime minister's supplement, RBC's source confirms.

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Mikhail Kasyanov, who headed the government for almost four years, will also receive the maximum prime minister's payment. This was confirmed by RBC and the politician himself. “But I don’t think Putin will ever allow me to receive such a pension,” says Kasyanov. He does not rule out that some excuse will be found to deprive him of payments. Ex-Central Bank Chairman Viktor Gerashchenko found himself in a similar situation in 2003, the politician recalled. President Putin, by his order, instructed the Central Bank to establish payments for the former chairman, but the peculiarities of the wording of the document allowed the management of the body to refuse Gerashchenko, Kommersant reported.

Russian presidents are no match for Gorbachev

Former Russian presidents are not covered by the 1995 decree; a special law was adopted for them in 2001. An ex-president who leaves all government positions is guaranteed a lifelong salary of 75% of the remuneration of the current head of state. According to RBC estimates, this share exceeds 536 thousand rubles. (in April, Vladimir Putin increased his salary 2.75 times, to 715 thousand rubles). Ex-President Dmitry Medvedev may qualify for the same payment.

The law on guarantees for the former president was adopted for Boris Yeltsin. After the death of the ex-president in 2007, his widow Naina Yeltsina received the right to a benefit of six minimum old-age pensions. From January 1, 2020, it will amount to 21,760 rubles, RBC calculated: at the end of the current spring session, the State Duma changed the law, assigning Yeltsin a survivor’s benefit.

The law on guarantees for the ex-president of Russia does not apply to USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev. RBC was unable to find a document on Gorbachev’s social guarantees.

It is better to work as a minister for a long time

Unlike ex-presidents and ex-prime ministers, who keep most of their salaries after retirement, current ministers can claim only a small part of it. In 2013, by presidential decree, the salaries of these officials were increased to 254 thousand rubles, and from September 1 of this year - to 420 thousand rubles. But four-fifths of these salaries consist of monthly monetary incentives, and when calculating additional payments (according to the same decree of 1995), only monetary rewards are taken into account - 51,800 rubles. now, 81,500 rub. - from September 1 this year.

Depending on the total length of service in government positions, additional payments to labor pensions (17–18 thousand rubles) for federal ministers of the non-power bloc range from 28,490 rubles. (55% of the minister’s remuneration, for those who have worked in government positions for more than a year, but less than three) up to 49,200 rubles. (95% of the remuneration of a minister holding a government position for more than 12 years), and from them the amount of the fixed basic amount of labor pension is deducted (currently a little more than 3,900 rubles), follows from the 1995 presidential decree. Most ministers can count on an additional payment of 55–75% of the remuneration of the current minister - almost no one has enough experience for more, says an interlocutor close to the Pension Fund.

After the September increase in ministerial salaries, additional payments to pensions for ex-ministers will range from 44,800 to 77,400 rubles. Accordingly, they will receive a pension in the range from 57 thousand to 90 thousand rubles.

“I am still far from retirement, and I have not yet been interested in this issue,” 54-year-old Boris Nemtsov, who rose to the rank of first deputy prime minister, tells RBC. Nemtsov suggests that the length of service in government positions (six years, not counting the governorship) allows one to count on 75% of the monetary remuneration of the current first deputy chairman of the government (currently about 62 thousand rubles, from September 1 - a little more than 97 thousand rubles).

Parliamentary inequality

The chairmen of the Federation Council and the State Duma, Valentina Matvienko and Sergei Naryshkin, can count on 75% of the prime minister’s salary - both have more than three years of experience in holding government positions. The law on the status of senators and deputies equates the scope of their social guarantees - in particular, the amount of monetary remuneration and pensions - to that of the prime minister. But in general, the pensions of Naryshkin, Matvienko and other former speakers of both houses of parliament may turn out to be slightly less than the prime minister’s: according to the law on the status of senators and deputies, their labor pensions are not added to the prime minister’s surcharge, but are absorbed by it.

Matvienko and Naryshkin’s predecessors—former chairmen of the Federation Council Vladimir Shumeiko and Yegor Stroev and ex-speakers of the State Duma Ivan Rybkin, Gennady Seleznev and Boris Gryzlov—have the formal right to claim prime ministerial supplements to their pensions.

State Duma deputies and senators, who by law on their status are equal to federal ministers, will be disappointed by the size of their pensions (from September 1, their salaries will also increase to 420 thousand rubles). Even the more than 20-year parliamentary experience of Gennady Zyuganov and Vladimir Zhirinovsky will not allow them to receive additional payments exceeding 75% of the civil minister’s remuneration, that is, after the September increase, their future pensions will amount to 61 thousand rubles.

Parliamentarians who have worked for less than a year will not be able to apply for additional pension payments. At the same time, former Socialist-Revolutionary Gennady Gudkov, expelled from the State Duma on charges of running a business, can count on the maximum parliamentary pension - the law deprives only those convicted by the court of the right to additional payment.

Currently, 235 people receive additional payments to pensions due to people holding government positions from the federal budget, the press service of the Ministry of Labor told RBC. This is a small but growing category of pensioners, notes an interlocutor close to the Pension Fund. The declining group are former Soviet functionaries. Now there are 199 such “personal pensioners,” the Ministry of Labor said in its response to RBC’s request. The ministry did not report how much the budget spends on benefits for former officials of Russia, the USSR and the RSFSR. The budget projections for 2015–2017 provide for the necessary funds, a representative of the Ministry of Finance previously told RBC, explaining why this line has been increasing over the years.

Initially, the salary of high-ranking officials was formed (from monetary remuneration and incentives) in such a way as not to show that officials earn a lot, explains civil service expert Vladimir Yuzhakov. Although salaries have increased and their size has long been no secret to anyone, the method of their formation has not changed - it needs to be changed, then pensions will change, the expert believes. If the salaries of officials, as was sometimes declared, will be linked to the results of their work, then pensions should be linked to them, says Yuzhakov.

For RBC's calculations, the following documents were used: Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of August 16, 1995 No. 854 “On some social guarantees for persons holding government positions...”; Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of November 11, 1999 No. 1233; Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of July 10, 2014 No. 635; Federal Law of February 12, 2001 No. 12-FZ “On guarantees to the President of the Russian Federation, who has ceased to exercise his powers, and members of his family” (as amended and supplemented); Federal Law of May 8, 1994 No. 3-FZ (as amended on June 28, 2014) “On the status of a member of the Federation Council and the status of a deputy of the State Duma.”

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