Russian deputies and governors did not notice their pensions

The deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation who have reached the retirement age and representatives of the governor's corps from the size of pensions practically do not depend and often do not even register them.
As reported in the apparatus of the State Duma, 103 persons are eligible for retirement by age, and another 17 for retirement benefits. 17. In the Federation Council, Vedomosti counted 90 pensioners by age. According to the law on the status of deputies and senators, with a parliamentary experience of five to 10 years, the pension, taking into account the special allowance, will amount to 55% of the monetary compensation of the parliamentarian (ie 46,626 rubles), over 75 years (75,581 rubles). If a person has the right to receive pensions for various reasons, for example by age or length of service, he must choose only one of them. But this applies only to former parliamentarians, while acting on reaching the necessary age or seniority has the right to formalize an ordinary pension. And despite the high salaries (in 2018 an average of 399,300 rubles per month), many of this right have benefited.

So, one of the richest deputies, Leonid Simanovsky (income for 2017 - 734 million rubles.), Issued a pension for old age, told in his press service: "This is about 10,800 rubles. But he does not receive a pension, nor a salary, but sends them to charity. " Yuri Sinelshchikov, a deputy from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, was issued a prosecutor's pension (about 40,000 rubles): "They explained to me that the prosecutor's office will in any case be higher than the deputy's, and there's no sense in registering the latter." Former Deputy Prosecutor General Ernest Valeev also issued a retirement pension: "I was not entitled to a deputy surcharge, since it goes only to an insurance pension. But in any case I did not intend to formalize it - my pension suits me completely. " The press secretary of Gennady Zyuganov, Alexander Yushchenko, recalled that the leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation had issued an old-age pension, but "because of the Gaidar reform, it left about 3,000-4,000 rubles, although he held responsible posts in the CPSU Central Committee." LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky said in July that his pension - 25 000 rubles. Senator Valery Ryazansky receives an insurance pension of about 19,000 rubles, but stipulates that the senators from among, for example, military personnel have more departmental pensions.

Among the governors, according to the estimates of Vedomosti, the pension age reached 25 people. Most of their press services did not answer Vedomosti's questions, and some referred to published income declarations, in which, as a rule, there is no information about how much of the income is a pension.

President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov receives an old-age pension on general grounds, his press service said: its size is set on the basis of work experience and as of September 1, 2017 was 21,227.94 rubles. Labor pension was registered with the Murmansk governor Marina Kovtun and Kaluga Anatoly Artamonov. The latter told Vedomosti that his pension is about 13,000 rubles, but he does not receive any additional payments for the status of a veteran of labor. The press service of the head of Karelia said that 53-year-old Artur Parfenchikov received a pension for length of service in the prosecutor's office since July 1, 2006, his seniority is more than 20 years. But the 46-year-old Tula Governor Alexei Dumin does not receive a military pension, although, most likely, he could have claimed it for a long service. The head of the Mari El, Alexander Evstifeev, and the Mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, who did celebrate the 60th anniversary respectively in May and June of this year, did not file a pension.

To take or not to take

The issue of pensions became even more relevant for parliamentarians after the proposal of Secretary of the General Council of United Russia Andrei Turchak to cancel all pension preferences for them. This idea was immediately approved by many famous United Russia, but the interlocutor of "Vedomosti" in their faction admitted that the deputies have a legitimate desire to extend it to officials.

"I will not refuse pension premiums, since, besides her, I have no additional earnings," says United Russia Senator Franz Klintsevich. "As a reserve colonel, my pension is about 40,000 rubles, and when I leave the Federation Council, my pension will be about 65,000 rubles." In his view, the idea of ​​giving up premiums may be relevant for those who have some parachutes in the form of business.

Senator Sergei Kalashnikov believes the idea is difficult to implement and useless. He himself issued an old-age pension in the amount of 21,000 rubles: "I do not formalize a ministerial pension (Kalashnikov was a minister of labor for several years," Vedomosti "), since I am still working, but she will be higher than the deputy: ministers broke off on salary from deputies receive about a million, and the pension is calculated from the salary. Many times deputies came to me and asked: "Why do we have such a small pension?" "We will wait for the amendment to be accepted, then we will refuse the allowances. But the law should be uniform for everyone, at the federal level, "said Senator Ekaterina Lakhova.

"The possible rejection of pensions is a PR step that can make a difference for people: not only they tighten their belts, but also decision-makers," said Yuri Gorlin, deputy director of the Institute for Social Analysis and Forecasting of the Russian Academy of Science and Technology. "But the savings on the pensions of senators and deputies is completely insignificant compared to the cost of paying insurance pensions." Politicians should take care of their image and in conditions when they agree to a rather significant infringement of the substantive rights of the majority of citizens, politicians themselves must at least demonstratively give up something, political scientist Grigory Golosov says: "Therefore, this is not populism, but a normal public policy. Then the case is individual: among the Russian politicians there are people so wealthy that they will not bother with the registration of pensions, but there are also not so wealthy, and even simply stingy, because the money is by no means symbolic. "