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Putin approves pre-election salary boost for police, military personnel


MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Monday approved higher salaries for law enforcement and military personnel ahead of a parliamentary vote, one of many measures critics say is designed to boost support for the ruling party. The measure, which indexes their compensation to a figure above inflation, comes

Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks via video call during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. This year, Putin attended his annual news conference online due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

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