Former Samara head of Russian Post, who made subordinates build him a house, gets $37.100 bonus

Former Samara head of Russian Post, who made subordinates build him a house, gets $37.100 bonus
Artur Igrushkin

Such generosity raised some eyebrows among local activists.

Artur Igrushkin, Samara’s former head of Russian Post, got a dismissal bonus of 2.5 million rubles ($37.100) before quitting the job, MBH Media was told by Vadim Nuzhdin, the coordinator of All-Russia People’s Front "Fair Procurement".

According to the advocate, local activists intend to turn to the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media and the Prosecutor General's Office demanding to get to the bottom of it.

Nuzhdin also noted that even though the official made his subordinates build a house for him, he resigned at own volition instead of getting fired. Earlier, Russian Post stated that Igrushkin would be dismissed with a reference that would say "for a gross violation of duties and loss of trust and confidence."

Russian Post declined to comment on the bonus report or say more about the reference Igrushkin was given leaving the company.

In December 2017, it was reported that the official had been forcing the employees of Russian Post’s Samara branch to build him a house in Malaya Tsarevshchina for the entire year. The workers even bought building materials with their own money. Igrushkin was eventually removed from the post, and Russian Post management conducted a special check on him.

Igrushkin was fired; the local FSB initiated a criminal case on the abuse of official powers.

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