History 25/03/20 What the salary was at the “leaders” of the USSR
take other people’s money – it’s bad. The only exception is the income of the first persons of the state. Such money is treated as their own.
for Example, V. I. Lenin in December 1917, approved a monthly salary for yourself in the amount of 500 rubles (this amount corresponded to income, for example, a porter in Moscow or Saint – Petersburg).
Lenin Also banned high-ranking party members to any third party revenues, including fees, allowances, bonuses, bonuses. This ban was implemented in the USSR until 1979.
the Other Soviet leader Leon Trotsky, were paid about the same with Lenin, but unlike the latter has not renounced capitalist benefits.
with regard to the salary of Joseph Stalin, it is also the beginning was modest (less than 3 times the average in the country – about 225 rubles). In the mid-1930s, his salary has doubled, and is now consistent with the national average (500 rubles). And at the end of the 1930s the revenues of the leader increased 1.5 times and amounted to 1 200 roubles (at this time he had the biggest salary in the USSR). After the currency reform in 1947, Stalin established a new salary of 10 000 roubles, which is 10 times more than the average salary of ordinary citizens.
Nikita Khrushchev came to power, was not shy and put yourself a salary of 1,000 rubles, while in Union, the average salary was 100 RUB.
Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev is not charged themselves exorbitant salaries at the beginning of his political career. But through time itself was awarded the Lenin prize (1973), the amount of which at the time was 25 000. To get this amount an ordinary engineer had to work for about 20 years. Brezhnev also received income from publishing his works: “little land”, “Celina”, “Revival”.Circulation of each book was 15 million copieslarow. None of the popular at that time writers in the world could boast of such numbers. Fees Brezhnev remained a mystery, but it seems that the account was in the millions of rubles.
the Former head of the KGB, Andropov tried to live within our means (this is one of the main theses of his political program). He did not tolerate nonsense, and did not allow it to others. Despite this salary himself, he provided good (about 800 rubles). In addition, like Brezhnev, Andropov received a regular income from the publication of books (from 8 to 12 thousand rubles per year).
the Last General Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee Mikhail Gorbachev had a modest salary, which amounted to 800 rubles to 1990. Before the Soviet Union collapsed, his salary increased to 3000 rubles. Ordinary workers at this time received no more than 500 rubles. Although large capital during his reign, he has not acquired, but this did not prevent him to speak at various forums, conferences and to receive from 200 thousand dollars a year.
Boris Yeltsin also did not welcome the big salaries. Only in 1997 his salary was to be 10 000 rubles, and in August 1999 – 15 000 rubles (it exceeded the salary of factory workers in 9 times).
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