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Russians Do Not Trust Medvedev's, Putin's Income Declarations - Poll

Dmitri Medvedev and Vladimir PutinMoscow, 13 April: Sixty-eight per cent of Russians do not trust the information about the income of Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev; almost the same number (69 per cent) are convinced that the information about Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's income is also distorted. These are the results of a poll conducted by the research centre of the Superjobs.ru portal among 1,600 respondents.

The information published about the income and property of Medvedev and Putin is true, believe 15 and 16 per cent of respondents respectively.

According to sociologists, 29 per cent of Russians said that the president's income published on the Kremlin website was too low. Others were divided in their opinion: 23 per cent of Russians said that the salary of R3.4m (about 120,000 dollars at the current exchange rate) was too high for the president, while the same number of respondents (23 per cent) thought that this was a decent income for the head of the state.

According to the poll, the Russians' reaction to the prime minister's income of R5m (about 180,000 dollars at the current exchange rate) was different: over one-third of respondents (35 per cent) were convinced that this amount was too large; 22 per cent said that this was a decent income; and every fifth citizen of the country (20 per cent) said that R5m was "too little" and "even ridiculous". (Passage omitted)

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