Leningrad region Governor's wife earned 17 times more than her husband
The income of Mrs. Drozdenko, according to the declaration, exceeded 100 million rubles ($1.7m). Nevertheless, Head of the region Alexander Drozdenko allowed himself to buy a Volvo XC 90 and Harley-Davidson TRI GLIDE ULTRA motorcycle.
The Head of the Leningrad region, Alexander Drozdenko, earned about 6 million rubles ($106.000) in 2016, while the income of his wife Irina reached 103 million rubles ($1.8m). This is indicated by income declarations published on the official website of the 47th region Administration.
In addition, the documents state that last year the official allowed himself to buy a Volvo XC 90, as well as Harley-Davidson TRI GLIDE ULTRA motorcycle. At the same time, since last year, Yamaha-700 ATV, the SKI-DOO SKANDIC WT 900 ACE snowmobile, ATV trailer and the on-board trailer are still in the declaration.
In addition to the fact that Mrs. Drozdenko earns more than her husband, she still owns four plots of land with a total area of about 5 thousand 300 square meters. She also owns a part of an apartment of 305 square meters and a house with an area of 328 square meters. The last two objects are in Drozdenko's use. The Head of the region does not officially manage any real estate.
To recall, in 2015, Drozdenko's income amounted to 5.2 million rubles ($91.800). His wife earned 9.5 million rubles ($167.800) over the same period.