The MoE has confirmed the sharp increase of teachers ‘ salaries before the election

teacher’s Salary in 2017 increased by an average of 1.6 thousand rubles. I spoke to the Minister of education Olga Vasilieva at the Board meeting, reports TASS.

“In absolute terms the average wage increased in 2017 compared with 2016 to 1.6 thousand rubles in General education, to 4.2 thousand rubles of additional education of children, 2.4 thousand — in vocational education, 8.7 thousand rubles — in higher education,” said Vasiliev.

According to the Minister, wages in General, vocational, higher and further education associated with the implementation of “may decrees” and will occur in stages. Earlier on the same said Minister of labour and social protection Maxim Topilin.

on Monday, March 12, RBC reported a significant increase in public sector wages after the announcement of President Vladimir Putin about his intention to participate in the presidential elections of 2018. For example, according to the publication, teachers of Moscow state University began to receive 2.5-3 times more. In the Kremlin deny that wage growth is related to the upcoming vote.