Vladimir Putin takes a 10 per cent salary cut

March 6, 2015 4:48 PM

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Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced he is cutting his salary by 10 per cent as well as the earnings of several top government officials, as the country's economy reels from the collapse of the rouble.

The salaries of Putin, his Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Prosecutor General Yury Chaika and the president of the powerful Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin, will all be cut by 10 per cent from March 1 to December 31, according to a decree signed by the president.

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