Russian Post former head received honorary letter from Government
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev drew attention to "labor success and a great contribution to the development of postal communication."
Dmitry Strashnov, who left today the post of Russian Post head, was awarded a diploma of honor of the Russian government, signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The Head of Government drew attention to labor achievements and a great contribution to the development of postal communication. This is written by RBC.
In November 2016 Dmitry Strashnov focused attention of the Prosecutor General's Office to himself. It turned out that in the autumn the Head of the Ministry of Communications had prepared an order to increase the maximum level of salaries for top management of the Russian Post, according to the document, the salary of the general director of the Russian Post could reach 10 million rubles ($168.500) a month. By results of 2014, Strashnov received a premium of 95.4 million rubles ($1.6m) instead of 3.2 million rubles ($53.900).
As it became known to representatives of the supervisory authority, in 2014, when concluding a contract with Dmitry Strashnov, the maximum allowable amount of remuneration was not determined. At the same time, the labor agreement was not approved by the Government, despite the fact that compliance with this requirement is provided for FSUE.
As a result, the First Deputy Prosecutor General, Alexander Buksman, sent materials on the initiation of a criminal case against the Russian Post head for Abuse of Official Powers, as well as against two officials of the Ministry of Communications under the article Negligence to the ICR. However, the case was not initiated, and the contract with Strashnov was extended until July 1, 2017.
Strashnov took over the post of Russian Post head in 2013. He previously worked for Tele2 Russia, Philips Consumer Electronics, Electrolux Home Appliances. Nikolay Podguzov, the former Deputy Head of the Ministry of Economic Development, became the new head of the Russian Post.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).