The Senator explained the gap between the salaries of deputies and teachers

Alexei Alexandrov

The first Deputy head of the Federation Council Committee on constitutional legislation and state construction Alexei Alexandrov commented on the Agency the news about the decision of deputies of Krasnoyarsk to double his salary. According to the Senator, the MPs should earn more than teachers or doctors.

“Because his [the Deputy’s] work are more responsible and require a higher qualification. From its performance depends on the position of a doctor, teacher, and patient and student” — said the politician.

Aleksandrov complained that it’s hard for him to talk about the problem of the gap between salaries. “My favorite topic — why teachers, doctors pay so little, 3-4 times less than MPs? Well, let’s MPs do not pay! Why would the MP machine? — let walk. Why the Deputy job? — let him write on the stump, like Lenin,” said he, adding that “this is all empty talk” and that this approach is wrong.

The adoption by the members of the legislative Assembly of Krasnoyarsk Krai of the bill increasing their salaries from 100 to 200 thousand rubles, on 11 July, citing a source in regional Parliament has told RIA Novosti. As noted by the interlocutor of the Agency, the document can be approved only after the relevant amendments to the regional budget. At the same time, Krasnoyarsk the liberal-Democrats stated that the bill originally dealt with the calculation of length of service, but on session two United Russia deputies, without warning, was introduced a new version of the document.

According to Rosstat, in the first quarter of the current year the average salary of teachers of educational institutions in Russia amounted to 33.2 thousand rubles a month (in the Krasnoyarsk region — 36.1 thousand). The average monthly salary of Federal officials in 2016 amounted to 115,7 million rubles.