PUTIN RAISES HIS SALARY ON HIS BIRTHDAY




Serhat TUNAR -TDO- Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the decree increasing his salary by 4.3 percent on October 7, his birthday.

Salaries paid for the duties of head of state and prime minister in Russia were increased by 4.3 percent, according to a decree signed by the Russian President.

Under the decree, the salaries of the defense minister, the emergency minister and the interior minister, as well as some officials in the Federal Security Service, were increased at the same rate.

Vladimir Putin earned 8.6 million Rubles (about $ 132 thousand) for his presidential tenure last year. Born on October 7, 1952, Putin turned 67.