Telecom regulator Roskomnadzor cuts off staff, decreases salaries while fields of responsibility expand

Last week, the Russian Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) announced that the salaries of its staff are being reduced this year “from 23% to 54%, depending on the region,” news agency TASS reported. 

For example, “a Roskomnadzor employee who received last year 50,000 or 55,000 rubles [around $1,350 at the average 2014 exchange rate] may now receive 25,000 or 27,000 [around $425 today],” TASS cited Roskomnadzor vice-director Alexander Pankov as saying. A regional executive may have seen his salary fall from 114,000 rubles to a mere 43,000 rubles, he continued.


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