How to change the laws of Russia from the New year pensions, taxes, salaries

From 1 January 2018 in Russia, many things will change in the New year for all citizens are in effect new laws, regulations and prohibitions. We have collected the main innovations that will affect our lives.


Moved the champagne glasses and shouted “hurrah!” he drank, ate, sang, walked. Again he drank, ate, sang, danced, went to bed…

The new year has come. It’s time to look around and look at the new reality that we have organized a tireless power, natrinema in the last months and days of different laws, regulations and decrees. Ìit is 1 January or later necessarily come into effect some new rules and prohibitions… When it comes to elections, there’s relief.

Now we have just the pre-election period, the list of “gifts” a lot of small and not very amenities prepared for different groups of voters to one of candidates in presidents – the only one that can afford to please the Russians for budget money, and before which the Parliament and the government always together “take the salute”.

Read, swear, and enjoy! Before you – traditional, but is not a complete list of innovations that could affect our lives in the near future!

Taxes: pay on time – lost

January 1, entered into force introduced in the last days of the autumn session of the Parliament on the initiative of President Putin addition to article 391 of the NK – the one which refers to the Federal land tax privileges.

Recall: previously, the only such privileges to individuals was a decrease of 10 thousand roubles of the tax base (it is equal to cadastral value of the land on January 1) for Heroes of the USSR and Russia, full gentlemen of order of Glory, invalids of 1 and 2 groups, disabled children, veterans and invalids of the great Patriotic war, veterans and invalids of combat operations, Chernobyl, participants of nuclear and thermonuclear tests and some other categories.

Now the tax base of land tax for pensioners and persons who are paid a “lifetime monthly allowance” reduced by 600 square meters, that is 6 acres. The deduction is made in respect of one land plot according to your choice. What exactly – owners-pensioners have to decide until November 1. If they are the appropriate statement with the IRS will not submit to the tax authorities will make a deduction “in respect of the site with the highest calculated amount of tax.”

This can be a big phase, and maybe 6 acres and less, but located in a place where land is expensive. New benefit the Russians feel in their pockets at the end of 2018, when they will receive notice of the amount of the tax in 2017. About their right to benefits must notify FNS.

Land tax is credited to municipal budgets, so that certain damage to local budgets is guaranteed. This issue will occur in 2018 during the discussion of projects of Federal and regional budgets for 2019, but it will be after the election…

Another gift was the cancellation of more than 150 billion rubles of debts for some taxes and insurance premiums for individuals and individual entrepreneurs. According to the head of the Duma Committee on budget and taxes Andrey Makarov (“ER”), “about a third of that amount of debts which it is impossible to recover”.

Write off recorded on January 1, 2015 the arrears of physical persons tax on real estate, land and vehicles, as well as arrears interest accrued on those arrears. Usually this is a small amount in each case then, because the taxes were paid not on the cadastral value. The one who with the old debt over the past three years are not paid, eventually won, at least in money.

In addition, individual entrepreneurs write off all accumulated on 1 January 2015 the debt for all taxes except severance tax, excise duties and customs VAT. And once you take off the debt on insurance contributions and fines to them for the period up to 1st January 2017. From the words of President Putin is that he will take approximately 2.9 million SP that have registered no activity led, but the premiums they were charged.

And finally, the Russians forgive the debts for income tax for the so-called “conventionally received” from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2017 revenues. “Conventionally received” our legislation says, for example, written off as bad debts on Bank credits operator – the debts on payment of services or debts for utility services.

The cancellation, stated in the effective on January 1, 2018, the law will occur automatically: go to the tax office is not necessary.

Tale: the registry seems to be corrupt

In the summer of 2017, the state Duma adopted a law establishing a special registry of persons dismissed “in connection with loss of trust” for committing corruption offences. The act apply not only to Federal, regional and municipal officials, but also for prosecutors, investigators, military, police, customs officials, firefighters, employees of the Central Bank, Pension Fund, social insurance Fund and mandatory medical insurance Fund, and even a number of officials of state corporations and state companies.

Disciplinary punishment of dismissal in connection with loss of trust law “On state civil service of the Russian Federation”, for example, promises violators of the rules of Declaration of income and assets – those who have not passed the Declaration for yourself or a spouse with small children, or surrendered, but lied. And those who despite the ban, has foreign accounts or assets, or made a conflict of interest. These violations are crimes under Russian law, are not administrative liability for them, too, not threatened.

Now, in principle personnel officers before recommending to take someone to work, will be able to check through the unified State information system (GIS) whether the applicant is a dark stain in the biography, and when the user will make the decision with open eyes.

But how and who will include information about specific citizens in the “registry corrupt”? And whether it is open to the public? These important questions of law left to the government, postponing the deadline for the entry into force of the anti-corruption innovations until January 1, 2018.

But the resolution is still there, although the Ministry of labor has developed a draft document and submitted it to the Cabinet of Ministers, reported “MK” the press-service of the Department. But in the other passed by the Parliament at the end of the autumn session the law for the second reading there were still a few passages on this subject.

In particular, stipulate the period within which the registry will store a record of dismissed (or removed from office) in connection with loss of trust: 5 years. And specified cases where removal from the registry may not only behind prescription of years: those recognized the death of an official or cancellation of the decision of dismissal by the court.

The lack of order of conducting the register calls into question its creation immediately after the New year. The question of whether placed in the registry information at least partially open to the public, are still suspended. The Ministry of labor proposed to make public some of the information (the details of the legal act about dismissal, the name of the authority or organisation where he worked, and date of entering the registry), and access to information about what was the offense for which the individual citizen paid position, to give only staff personnel services.

According to the Ministry of labour, 2012 to 2015 in Russia in connection with loss of trust fired about 1200 officials of different levels. In 2016 with this formulation were dismissed, 383 persons, said the Prosecutor General’s office, and for 10 months of 2017 – already 900 people, 90% of them paid for the incompleteness or inaccuracy of the information in the declarations. The majority of dismissed officials of regional and municipal level…

Internet: all users of the messenger will determine the SIM card

From 1 January 2018 and shall enter into force six months ago adopted a law that obliges all the messengers (“organizers im”) under the threat of blocking to identify their users through SIM card and a text message.

I want to register – call the mobile phone number and you will lock by sending an SMS with the code. Foreign owners (and the majority of popular instant messengers like Telegram just foreign) to meet the requirements of the law, must conclude contracts with the Russian mobile operators.

Russian resources like “Vkontakte” allowed “yourself” to identify citizens through the definition of a subscriber number, not by entering into special contracts with mobile operators. During the discussion of this document in the state Duma, said that his lobbyists, along with special services and law enforcement, was the Russian cellular operators, which they rightly see in the messengers of their competitors.

This law is not only about deanonimizatsii: it obliges the messengers, among other things, during the day to block the transmission of illegal information by a court decision and the subsequent demand of Roskomnadzor.

Separately prescribed and mysterious requirement to prevent the transmission of electronic messages to users of the service “in cases and order established by the government”. What kind of “cases” in question – it is unclear the government on this account is silent.

Note: block the messengers that are not identificeret users via the SIM card, it will be possible from January 1, but this does not mean that the authorities concerned from that day will be able to obtain full and reliable information about the people behind a particular mobile phone number.

To identify if you wish all users themselves SIM cards will be able to power only since June 1, 2018 until this date at the request of the operators has postponed the entry into force of another law, also adopted last summer and designed to defeat the grey market anonymous “SIM cards”. In this regard, it is unclear whether or not identified in messenger mobile phone user registered for the organization (so-called “corporate”).

The law on deanonimizatsii messengers required the development of several regulations. Identify the government approved in October. But the draft order blocking a resource of work of the messengers who do not want to stop illegal distribution on the territory of the Russian Federation of the information developed by the Ministry of communications, is still not adopted.

The law applies to working in Russia messengers registered at Roskomnadzor as “organizers of information distribution” in the Internet. The number of addresses and resources (can be found on the official website of the Department) to the register close to one hundred. It has the above-mentioned Telegram, and Vkontakte.

Failure to register hypothetically, that is, under Russian law, threatens to lock. But in life everything is not so clear: it is well known the ability of our government to write laws that are full cannot be performed, and that if work, selectively. There is reason to believe that the case law on deanonimizatsii messengers to get the same.

photo: telegrams-web.Russia

By the way, since January 1, will enter into force and a new article of the administrative code: a violation of the new rules of the existence of messengers will face large fines from 3 to 5 thousand rubles for citizens, from 30 to 50 thousand rubles – for officials, but for legal persons – from 800 thousand to 1 million rubles. Registered as an individual entrepreneur citizens in the sense of punishment will be equivalent to legal persons.

Insurance: to consider and to reconsider within two weeks

From 1 January, the Central Bank increased the “cooling period” – the time during which the citizen can refuse a forced or unnecessary life insurance, property or vehicles.

For the first time common to all the opportunity to think and change your mind, returning fully or partially paid premium for 5 days appeared in the summer of 2016. The number of complaints to the Central Bank on the imposition of additional insurance services then decreased significantly, and the head of the Russian Union of insurers (VSS) Igor Jurgens has even said that “the problem of the imposition of additional insurance services, along with insurance policy gone”. But for 5 days citizens did not always have time to write a letter to the insurance company, and now the “cooling period” was increased to 14 days.

“The cooling-off period” applies when the contract on consumer loan, if it is accompanied by the conclusion of the insurance policy.

But the issue here remains the so-called “collective insurance contracts”. Banks often stipulate the provision of money insurance. If the citizen buys the insurance company a “cooling period” is valid. But if the Bank itself buys the insurance company insurance, and when applying for a loan with the citizen enters into with him for an additional fee and the Treaty of accession to the insurance to abandon it citizen can not. The parties of the insurance agreement in this case would in fact be a Bank and an insurance company, not the citizen and the insurance company.

At the meeting of the Expert Council under the protection of the rights of consumers of financial services at CB at the end of October 2017 were discussed, the issue was discussed. The Central Bank considers it necessary to amend the law “On consumer credit (loan)” regulations on the distribution of norms about the 14-day “cooling period” for such collective insurance contracts. But if a citizen refused the insurance, he should understand that in this case the interest on the loan for it can be higher than the one who bought insurance.

Bureaucracy: the vortex of securities will be less

There’s a chance that in the New year Russians will be able to reduce the number of trips “for the papers” and services in the various government structures and bodies – and the amount held in these structures and bodies hours. In front of us – another consequence of the gradual digitalization of the archaic in the whole of the Russian state.

From 1 January the citizens eligible for tax credits and deductions can apply, and the documents confirming the right to benefit, any tax authority of his choice, and not only that to which they are assigned.

If for some reason, the documents a citizen has submitted incomplete or did not provide the tax authorities will request the necessary information from the relevant organs, organizations and officials. for Example, the right to the release of the pensioner from payment of tax on a single apartment evidenced by a pension certificate. If it is not, on itself to contact the regional PF office for relevant information. This is a useful innovation was foreseen in the adopted six months ago by the law and specified by prosom on.

And in the last days of December the state Duma adopted and the Federation Council approved and the President surely will sign two more law expanding the list of provided MFC services.

Since January 1, one of these laws allows to spread all over the country the rules used in the experiment in Moscow, Tyumen, and Voronezh regions. Before the General rule was this: if you come to the multipurpose center in order to obtain, for example, the birth certificate of the child, you need to apply, and then some time to wait, because the IFC will give this application to the Registrar, there will spend all the necessary procedures, will issue a birth certificate, birth certificate will come in the MFC, where you will be able to pick it up.

Now in regions where the authorities promptly take appropriate local laws, the Russians will be able to register the birth of children and death of loved ones in the MFC. The law gives the right to choose: to register a birth or death can be and traditionally – in the office of the Registrar. If the choice fell on the DCP, an employee who carries out the registration of birth or death, then will give all documents (e.g., passports of the dead) and information to the Registrar.

The second law will allow the Russians, turning to the IFC to submit one application to receive multiple government services, noting in it, what services he needs, and passing one set of documents. Employees of MFC will do this one pack a few, and will address the concerns of the citizen Remains only to wait for the government to enact a decree, in which will determine what kind of Federal state service you will receive on this simplified diagram, and the regions are determined with the same at the regional level.

For the development and adoption of Federal and regional normative acts of the 90 days to: then we will be happy…

The system of the multipurpose centers of providing state services operating in Russia for over 5 years. In 2016 igscs provided more than 60 million of services.

Penal code: flayers and phone terrorists jailed

In recent years, our legislators often use as the main measures of rapid response to negative phenomena and processes in society, toughening of criminal responsibility. Lobbyists for such laws are the law enforcement agencies and intelligence agencies, says that the only way they will be able to effectively fight crime – the more serious is the crime, the greater the Arsenal of operatively-search actions can involve investigators and interrogators. For the 2017 laws on amendments to the criminal code was 15. Some taken at the end of December, will come into force immediately after the Christmas holidays.

“MK” wrote extensively about the law, which journalists have nicknamed “antimodernism”. This is the new version of article 245 of the criminal code (“cruelty to animals”). Criminal offense now will be any “cruelty to animals with the purpose of causing him pain and (or) suffering” as well as killing or causing injury to an animal “from hooligan or mercenary promptings”.

If it was in the presence of a minor, with the use of sadistic methods, operated a group of persons by conspiracy, video or photo zhivoderskie content uploaded to the Internet, or the victims were several animals, the crime becomes a misdemeanor with a maximum punishment of 3 to 5 years of imprisonment.

By the way, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, have fun laughing over the misery of taxes, which were drowned in special and supposedly allowing to survive in water solution (video showed the world on TV), new article 245 could hardly face the criminal case: you can always say that all this was done not “for the purpose of causing pain or suffering” poor dog, and “development of relations with Serbia,” the President of which was shown pointless nasty ride.

If you ugolovke and animals – the law, which aims to solve the problem of animals, the power of the evil fate which became “evidence” of crimes like seized from smugglers and illegal traders of tigers, cobras or monkeys.

According to the General rule established by the Criminal procedural code, evidence shall be kept until the entry into force of the verdict or until the expiration of the appeal period of the order or decision on termination of criminal proceedings. Exceptions are made only for the physical evidence, which is difficult or impossible. But special rules on the disposal of animals-the evidence up to this point was not, and be subject to the General rules: either transfer the Deposit by the Government of the order, or to return to the rightful owner if possible. And if it is impossible – “implement” in the prescribed manner, that is, either to sell or to destroy.

“It cannot be called humane,” explained the logic of the new rules the head of the Duma Committee on state construction and the legislation Pavel Krasheninnikov (United Russia). Continue to animals-material evidence shall be transmitted free of charge for keeping or breeding, if they can not return to the rightful owner or to release into the wild. It is hoped that the government will not delay approval of the regulations on the procedure for transfer of animals-evidence for keeping or breeding…

Throughout the fall and early winter 2017 Russia annoyed “telephone terrorists” – false calls about a mining of various objects. The wave was organised by IP telephony, most calls came from Turkey, Ukraine, USA and Japan, reported recently by the Secretary of the Russian security Council Nikolai Patrushev. According to him, since September, to nearly 2,500 objects had to be evacuated about 1 million people in 75 regions.

Article 207 of the criminal code (“Knowingly false report about an act of terrorism”) was of moderate severity (the maximum punishment – till 5 years of imprisonment). Now it gets serious: if as a result of false reports about attacks people died, will be able to sit for a period of 8 to 10 years, in the best case with a fine of 1.5 to 2 million. Experts, however, believe that in itself, the tightening of criminal responsibility if anyone will stop, the “natural” telephone terrorists like mentally ill people or students.

Another law, which will enter into force, significantly toughens responsibility for financing terrorism and “declination, recruitment or other involvement” in terrorist offences. It was a maximum of 10 years imprisonment – will be up to life with a fine of between 300 and 700 thousand rubles.

Seniors: plus 3.7% of the unemployed — and in what does not deny

Because of the election of the President, the normal schedule of indexation of pensions to non-working pensioners have been violated: the revision of insurance pensions on the magnitude reached last year of inflation must occur from February 1, but in 2018, the joy will overwhelm the hearts of older Russians have of 1 January. But perhaps this joy will be great – too little indexing (3.7 percent, a few hundred rubles). And this happened only because in fact the authorities have combined the two indexing one: one that depends on inflation, and one that should be held in April of each year “based on the income level of PF”.

With the New year on the same 3.7% of the index and a fixed payment for retirement, which with different coefficients get some categories of Russian citizens (citizens over 80 years of age, persons with disabilities, “northerners”, orphans), and will increase the payment at 178 rubles, up to rubles 4983 per month.

Indexation of social pensions will take place in April, and the monthly cash payments to beneficiaries and certain other benefits February 1, so now about the money to speak early.

Official site of the Pension Fund asserts that the average size of pension for old age after all the indexing will grow to 14 075 roubles, and pensioners, the average will be higher: 14 329 rubles.

Why? First, only non-working pensioners whose accrued pension is below the subsistence level in the region, based on the fee – it allows our politicians and government officials proudly state that among seniors, “poor”, which in Russia is considered to be citizens with incomes below the very minimum, none at all.

In late December, the head of the government Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on the allocation of 13 regions 7 billion rubles for these social payments. Their size range from 2351 to 8414 rubles, the number of recipients – about 243 thousand pensioners. Most of the money allocated in the Moscow region (about 1.5 billion) and Yakutia (approximately 1.4 billion).

Another reason why the average pension pensioners farther away, the more behind the average pension of a working – canceled in 2015, the indexation of pensions to working pensioners. Even presidential elections have not led the authorities to abandon this way of saving.

The only joy for working pensioners from January 1, entered into force the law on the revision of indexation of pensions to those of them, who all decided to leave. The last two years, the recalculation of pensions taking into account all past 2016 indexation took three months and these three months the retiree received a payment in the amount as if it still works without indexing and then nothing compensated. Now, as explained by the website of the PF, “the retiree will begin to receive the full amount of the pension after the same three months after the dismissal, but these three months will be compensated”, that is, the amount of accrued indexation for three months will be paid retroactively.

The moratorium on pension savings (6% of salary, their employer has accrued to the personal account of the employee under the age of 1967) and extended to 2018. These 6% will go back into the pot. By the way, according to PF, by the beginning of 2017 of additional payments from the funded part of pensions received 1.3 million Russians, and on average they amounted to 802 rubles a month…

More good news – 2018 pension for loss of breadwinner under the age of 18 years (23 years if the recipient is studying full-time Department of the University) has finally become to “foundlings,” i.e. children whose both parents are unknown. The number of potentially benefit from this law – about 4 thousand. The amount of the pension – just over 10 thousand rubles per month.

People in uniform: investigators and prosecutors are retired will be what to eat and drink

The pensions of more than 2.6 million servicemen and equated categories of citizens (Regardie, Ministry of interior, fire service, corrections and other law enforcers-law enforcers) are calculated by a special formula in % to monetary allowances, and in 2018 these percentages for military personnel will be the same 72,23 that and the year before. That is, formally, no indexation 2% above inflation until 100% of the monetary allowance as it was written in the law adopted in 2012 pursuant to the decree of the President, will not again. And this is the fifth “freeze” the growth of incomes of military pensioners in a row!

Despite this, the average pension of military personnel, many of whom are in the service every day risking life and limb in 2017 was higher than civilians: 24 450 rubles. In 2018 it is still in fact will be indexed by 4%, because from 1 January to 4% will increase salaries. In the budget of 2018 it is put on 53 billion.

Insurance investigators and prosecutors life at work is not at risk. But these pensions are very important in the Russian system of government people in 2018 will grow, too, and significantly.

From January 1, comes into force a law that introduces a kind of monthly allowance payments have served at least 20 years of SK investigators and prosecutors in the amount of surcharge for a class rank (special rank) with the rate, which will be established by the President. For these purposes in the budget for 2018 pledged 2.5 billion rubles, and pension will be on average 30% (so said in the state Duma).

According to the head of the Committee for security and combating corruption Vasily Piskareva (“ER”), the average pension of the former investigator of the district level before the increase amounted to 20-22 thousand rubles, and the district attorney about the same.Now, according to calculations by the Ministry of labor, about 22 thousand prosecutors and more than 2.4 thousand investigators will receive an average increase of 6-7 thousand rubles per month. Prior to this, the indexation of pensions, the UK investigators and prosecutors were conducted in 2014.

Benefits: for the first child — at the expense of the Treasury, on a second — by netcapital

Those who have the first child born on 1 January 2018 and later, are entitled to additional monthly allowance from the state, equal to the minimum of a minor in the second quarter of the previous year in the region where the family lives.

But would pay only if the average income of the parents and the child per month does not exceed 1.5 of the regional minimum subsistence level of the working population in the same second quarter of the previous year. In the budget for a good cause laid 21.4 billion. It is the most widely publicized pre-election “gift” to Vladimir Putin’s bill on allowances he introduced in the state Duma the same day, when he announced his intention to be President of Russia for another 6 years.


Those who have a second child born on January 1, and later also have the right to receive a monthly allowance to the same extent and under the same conditions. But his pay from the funds of the parent capital. Certificate for maternity capital in the amount of 453 thousand rubles (not indexed for 2015 and will not be indexed until 2020) give a once in a lifetime just gave birth to a second child…

In fact, we are talking about additional benefits to families with low incomes, the poor, the young, which in connection with the birth of a child was in a difficult financial situation. Those who have the money all right, or average income per capita by at least 1 thousand rubles of the Ledger, is based on support from the state on a General basis: lump-sum allowance for child birth (now 16 350 rubles 33 kopecks) and a monthly allowance until the child reaches 1.5 years (the minimum for the first child – 3065 rubles 69 kopecks, for a second or subsequent – 6 131 rubles 37 kopecks, and a maximum of 23 120 rubles 66 kopecks). Indexing children’s allowances 3.2% scheduled for February 1, 2018.

When the child reaches one and a half years, monthly benefits starting pay regional authorities. They are all different depending on possibilities of the budget of the RF subject, the number of children in the family and the demographic situation, but in most places is very small, a few hundred rubles. With the introduction of supplementary benefits to problem “and how to be and to live on after the child reaches 1.5 years, but in kindergarten it is still not give up?” is not solved. Promised active construction of nurseries, but it is not quick.

To the law on additional child support earned in full force, the labor Ministry will develop a priority of payment, the procedure for applying for them and the list of documents and information that you will need to provide. In addition, the government may issue additional “guidance” on controversial issues.

One of these issues can already be foreseen. The law promises benefits only to citizens, permanently residing on the territory of the Russian Federation. It is clear.

But then says that a statement should contact either social security or PF (if we are talking about the benefit for the second child) “place of residence”. How will this be interpreted “residence” in this case?

Benefits are different everywhere (in Moscow, for example, it in 2018 will be 13 938 rubles in the Moscow region – 11 522 rubles, in the neighboring Tver region – 10 625 rubles a month). “Place of residence” usually means “at the place of registration”. And the registration is permanent or temporary. Where, for example, will have to apply for benefits nonresident parents with a child working in Moscow and two here, in which a temporarily registered? We can assume that will be approximately as happens in the case of Moscow with other social benefits: to get them at the time of registration, will have to prove that you did not get where he is registered permanently. But in the text of the law details are not specified.

A mother’s capital, the amount of which is the same across the country, in regions with high cost of living, can be “eaten” benefits by more than half. For example, Moscow additional monthly allowance in their current size within 18 months will reduce the capital for 250 884 rubles. If funds from the capital already was taken for other purposes, it may not be enough for five years. The law stipulates that as soon as the prisoner is exhausted, payments stopped.

By the way, the program netcapital extended until 31 December 2021. 2018 removed a three-year moratorium on the use of money for payment of kindergarten for children. And the prisoner is still allowed to spend on improving zheleznyh conditions, the education, the formation of the future pension of mother or social adaptation and integration in society of children with disabilities.

Payment for the first child, according to the forecast of the government, will receive annually approximately 45.7% of the number of first born children, and the benefits for the second child and 50.7 per cent of the number of second born children.

Salary: minimum wage — 9849 rubles, and Ministers and MPs from 400 thousand

On 29 December the President signed the law on raising the minimum wage (SMIC) to a living wage. Not now, not in 2019.

To a miserable subsistence wage – let’s be honest even with themselves. In accordance with this law, moving to the cherished goal, from January 1, 2018 the minimum wage will increase from 7800 roubles a month before 9489 rubles a month. It should be borne in mind that less will pay not only for full-time and full-time. But nothing prevents the employers to transfer employees to part-time legally and pay them only half.

Based on the size of the minimum wage until 2018 in Russia eslalis insurance contributions paid to the Pension Fund and HIF individual entrepreneurs. To avoid significant growth of payments in connection with a rather substantial, on the whole 1689 rubles, with an increase in the minimum wage, decided to “decouple” from one another. In the end, from 1 January SP will deduct PF fixed 26545 rubles, if their income does not exceed 300 thousand rubles per year (for 3 and a half thousand more than in 2017, but less than would have to pay under the old rules). A contribution to the HIF is recorded at the same level: 5840 roubles. A year…

The shameful figures, which Express even the growing Russian minimum wage, plunged into a deep depression. So let’s get to more pleasant figures.

On the eve of holidays, the Ministry of Finance suddenly announced data on average monthly salaries of Ministers, deputies, senators for the year 2016. In 2017, payments to officials is not indexed, but the average wage could even increase, as agencies are now allowed to use the salary Fund for vacant posts for promotions.

Finance Minister Anton Siluanov received in 2016 1.73 million RUB per month, the economic development Minister (until November 2016, this post was held by the Minister) to 1.27 million RUB.

The most “poor” Ministers with revenues of more than 400 thousand rubles per month was the head of the Ministry of construction Mikhail Men and the head of the Ministry Alexey Tkachev. The average salary of the head of audit chamber Tatyana Golikova, her Deputy and all auditors were 668,8 thousand RUB from just above was the salary of the Prime Minister, just below the salary of the President of the constitutional court, his deputies and judges (615 thousand rubles).

The salaries of deputies of the state Duma reached 420 thousand RUB. on average, senators 385 thousand RUB deputies turned up, though by law they receive the same as the senators, for one simple reason: in 2016 parliamentary elections were held, almost half of turnover in the lower chamber, and a retired left with Golden parachutes, solid additional indemnities imposed in connection with the transfer of the elections from December to September.

In the same year of 2016, according to Rosstat, the average salary of Federal officials totalled 116 thousand rubles. The data for 2017 yet.

But has passed laws signed by the President’s decrees and orders of the government on indexation from 1 January 2018 4% of the salaries of judges at all levels, from constitutional to world, workers of the Federal budgetary establishments, the Federal officials and the civilian personnel of military units, deputies, senators, Ministers. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, commenting on news of this kind, drew attention to the fact that 4% is more than inflation in 2017 (3%). The indexation of salaries of state apparatus were not conducted 4 years.

After Federal officials some increase in income can expect regional and municipal officials and state employees, depending on the capabilities of the budgets of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and in connection with the necessity to still perform at the may 2012 presidential Executive orders. But the growth of salaries of doctors, teachers, scientific workers will take place gradually during the year.

The Russians who work in the private sector but not in the extractive industries and not in the banking sector (and still have), no one guarantees anything and certainly not promises – except the minimum wage in 9489 rubles per month at full load.

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