Six regional legislators in Russia report incomes below a living wage
Russian regional legislators are required to submit income reports every year by April 1. This year, 60 of the country’s deputies reported receiving an income in 2018 that was lower than Russia’s nominal subsistence wage, RBC reported. Eleven deputies reported receiving no income at all.
Ilya Shumanov, the deputy director of Transparency International’s Russian branch, called the latter group’s reports “anomalous” and suggested that “people are trying not to report an official income.” All 60 deputies were spread among 25 regional legislatures, with the highest numbers of them serving in North Ossetia and Dagestan.