Russia's chief investigator gets a 55% pay raise
MOSCOW, October 1 (RAPSI) – President Vladimir Putin has issued an order that raises the pay of Alexander Bastrykin, head of the Russian Investigative Committee, reads the decree’s text posted on the Kremlin’s official website.
The president’s order effectively raises chief’s investigators pay for 55%. Last year, Bastrykin made approximately 7 million rubles ($215,000), according to his tax report.
The 2011 law set the Investigative Committee’s head pay as 180,000 rubles ($5,000) a month. This divides into regular wage of 81,000 rubles ($2,500), additional ranking pay of 24,400 rubles ($750) and service term pay of 74,200 rubles ($2,300).