MOSCOW, Wednesday March 2, 2011 (KATAKAMI.COM / RIA NOVOSTI ) — Moscow city authorities said on Wednesday they had allocated 14 billion rubles ($486.6 million) to provide for a pay increase for officers of law enforcement agencies responsible for security in the capital, as reported by RIA NOVOSTI.
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has pledged that law enforcement officers in the capital will receive a competitive salary.
A draft federal law on Russia’s police reform came into effect on March 1. It includes changing the name of Russian law enforcers from “militia” to the internationally accepted word “police,” and cutting the number of policemen by 20%, while increasing salaries for those who remain.
A city representative said that the extra payments will be financed from Moscow budget. (*)