Russian President Vladimir Putin signed several decrees reducing the wages of public servants, including the president and the prime minister, by 10 percent in the period between March 1 and December 31, the Kremlin press service has reported.
The reduction also applies to monthly and quarterly bonuses, the Kremlin press service has reported.
The decrees in this period also reduce the wages of the prosecutor general, the head of the Investigative Committee, presidential administration and government administration officials, and also civil servants of the Audit Chamber administration by 10 percent, the Kremlin said in the report.
The decrees took effect on the day they were signed.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's electoral rating remains high, and he would win presidential elections in a landslide should they be held next Sunday, the Levada Center sociological service told Interfax based on a public opinion poll of 1,600 respondents conducted in 134 communities in 46 regions of Russia on February 20-23.
A public opinion poll conducted by the Institute of Priority Regional Projects in February 2015 4 showed that three-fourths of Russians see the situation in the country as a crisis, Nikolai Mironov, general director of the Institute, said.
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