The incomes of the wealthiest families of governors declined

Former businessmen and top managers are washed out of power.
The family income of all governors, who were ranked among the ten richest regional leaders last year, decreased this year, follows from their declarations of income and property for 2017 (by May 17, reports of 74 out of 85 governors were published). Thus, the leading in 2016 with an income of 2.36 billion rubles. the family of Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov now ranks second with 145 million rubles. (personal income Minnikhanov - 7.8 million). The income of the families of Alexander Drozdenko (Leningrad region) also sharply decreased from 109 million to 18 million rubles. - and Andrei Vorobyov (Moscow region) - from 109 million to 57.6 million rubles.

At the same time, the well-being of the Alexander Brechalov family (Udmurtiya) has significantly improved: it rose from the 29th place (9 million rubles) to the 10th (39 million), as noted in the declaration - due to the sale of real estate. True, while the declaration was not published by one of the traditional leaders of the governor's rating - the head of the Bryansk region, Alexander Bogomaz (867.7 million rubles of family income for 2016).

Unlike last year, when the three leaders in terms of family income were due to the welfare of their spouses, this year only Minnikhanov was significantly poorer than his wife. Totally, the income of the first ten families (without Bogomaz) decreased by 3.5 times during the year.

137 million rubles.

earned in 2017 the wife of the head of Tatarstan Gulsin Minnikhanov

In the first place, both for family and for personal income, was Krasnoyarsk governor Alexander Uss: his personal income was 221.6 million rubles, 192 million of which he inherited, stated in the declaration. The first three for personal income also included Chelyabinsk Boris Dubrovsky (60 million rubles.) And Vorobyov (53 million). At the same time, five out of ten last year's leaders lost revenue.

In addition to Uss, the head of Primorye Andrey Tarasenko entered the top 10 in personal incomes, Alexei Ostrovsky, the Smolensk governor, flew out of the top ten (his income dropped from 68 million to 3 million rubles), the head of the Tyumen region Vladimir Yakushev (still 11 million) and the head Chechnya: Ramzan Kadyrov. The Chechen leader's family income in 2016 grew more than fourfold thanks to the children: Kadyrov himself declared 11.5 million rubles, and his two children - 19.9 million. This year, only one minor child remained in his declaration (300,000 rubles), and his wife's income decreased by 35 times at once (for Kadyrov himself - from 11.5 million to 6.9 million rubles). But one of the children Vorobyov declared 4.5 million rubles. (last year - 6 million).

"Everyone is watching for decency and trying to legal methods to reduce the potential PR effect from the topic of income - for example, breaking deals into shares or stages, minimizing formal incomes. This is a good trend. Better let them try to look decent. Haneness is better than ostentatious luxury, "political scientist Yevgeny Minchenko believes. In his view, the mores of the ruling elite are gradually easing, everyone understands that in a difficult socio-economic situation, the conspicuous consumption of government officials is not good. The governor corps as a whole "is poorer", as former businessmen and corporate top managers are being washed out of it, says political scientist Vitaly Ivanov: "They almost stopped putting them on the regions or agreeing on new terms for them. Because of the businessmen very rarely got any decent governors. Too much corruption, conflicts of interest, too often had to interfere with the siloviki. "