The former MP said the reduction of income from work in the Duma

Mikhail Slipenchuk

Work in the lower house of Parliament contributes to lower welfare, the Deputy of the state Duma of the sixth convocation Mikhail Slipenchuk. His words are quoted by the national news service (NSN).

“Yes, [the state Duma] much effect [on the income], because the person who works as a Deputy of the state Duma, the law has no right to engage in entrepreneurial activities. Usually if it’s a good deputies, it is impossible,” said Slipenchuk.

According to the Russian legislation existing parliamentarians may not engage in other paid activities. With the exception of teaching, scientific and creative work.

Slipenchuk for several years was listed in the top three rankings in the wealthiest of the Russian deputies. Its revenue in 2013 amounted to 1,298 billion rubles. In 2012, the Deputy has declared 153,919 million rubles.

2 last December, the state Duma adopted a bill to increase the number of deputies and assistants of the Fund for their remuneration. Now the chosen one can recruit seven aides — two more than before. To pay to the MPs will be allocated 165 thousand rubles a month, as it was previously, and 230 thousand.