Russian president Putin announces a 10% pay cut for himself, other Kremlin officials

March 6, 2015 8:54 PM

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Official websites put Putin's salary at 3.7 million rubles in 2013, the latest year for which data is available. At the time, that would have been equivalent to about $90,000, but the ruble’s decline since then makes it worth just $62,000 today.

MOSCOW — With ordinary Russians grumbling about the sharp rise in food prices in the country, President Vladimir Putin made a populist move Friday, announcing that he and almost everyone who works for him will take a 10 percent cut in pay.

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