Head of Russian Post: 95.4 mln rubles bonus is legit

Head of Russian Post: 95.4 mln rubles bonus is legit
Head of Russian Post Dmitry Strashnov

According to General Director of FSUE Russian Post Dmitry Strashnov, a situation around the Russian Prosecutor General's Office audit of his multi-million rubles bonus is "unnecessarily overheated."

Head of Russian Post Dmitry Strashnov expressed bewilderment concerning the audit, which resulted in the Prosecutor General's Office has revealed the fact of illegal payment of the bonus in the amount of 95.4 million rubles in 2014. According to estimates of the Prosecutor's Office, the amount of the premium was to be only 3.2 million rubles.

According to Strashnov, when calculating his premium Russian Post and the Ministry of Communications relied on by-laws. According to Interfax, Strashnov notes, "the situation is too overheated", and explains that if the Government considers his bonus as illegal, it is necessary to change the whole state companies managers rewards system. Dmitry Strashnov also says that there is no reasons why he should give up on the bonus.

At the same time, Strashnov explains that he is ready to cooperate with the Prosecutor's Office and provide further clarification.

Last week, the Russian Prosecutor General's Office has sent materials to the Investigation Committee. The supervisory department intends to initiate a criminal case against the Head of FSUE Russian Post, Dmitry Strashnov, under Abuse of Authority. The question of initiation proceedings under article Negligence in relation to the Ministry of Communications employees is at stake.

According to the newspaper Vedomosti, in October 2016 the Ministry of Communications has prepared the order of establishing a maximum level of salary for the Russian Post Head, his deputies, accountants and average wages of ordinary employees of the institution. According to the document, the monthly salary of the General Director is equal to 500 average salaries of his subordinates. Thus, it is assumed that in the future Strashnov’s monthly salary might reach 10 million rubles.

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