Vladimir Putin has declared almost twice higher income in 2017 | Finance and Markets

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The Russian President Vladimir Putin has earned 18.728 million rubles in 2017, according to his annual income declaration. The president’s income for 2017 rose by 9.87 million rubles compared to the previous year. His average monthly income was 1.5 million rubles against 730,000 in 2016. According to the analysts the Putin’s annual income has risen more than 5 times compared to 2013 due to the presidential and prime ministers’ wage increases.
There is no change in real estate and cars he owns. According to the declaration, he has a land plot of 1500 sq m, a dwelling of 77 sq m and a garage of 18 sq m. However, it also uses a 153.7 sq m apartment with a garage space of 18 sq m. All these properties are located in Russia.
The president owns two rare old Volga cars, a Niva SUV and a Skif trailer.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has an annual income of 8.56 million rubles in 2017. This is a slight decrease since 2016 when he earned 8.59 million rubles, which is explained by the decrease in its income from interest on bank accounts.
Russian officlia, who earned most last year, however, is the president of the presidential administration, Anton Vaino. He has declared a monetary income of almost 256 million rubles, or 14 times more than the head of state. This is an increase of 26.5 times compared to 2016. He bought two land plots of about 7 acres each in the territory of Russia and noted in the statement that he had bought them with money from the sale of another landed property 2840 sq m and a 454 sq m.
Among the wives of senior Kremlin officials, who are also obliged to declare their status, for the second consecutive year the leader is the wife of the head of the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov – the Olympic champion of skating Tatiana Navka. She has declared income of 200.39 million rubles, which is about 80 million more than the previous year. Her incomes are 14 times bigger than her husband’s.
For the second consecutive year, the wife of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Svetlana, declared a zero income.