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Moscow Minimum Wage Set at $384 per Month From Jan.1

January ses a 400-ruble raise in the city's minimum wage, and a further increase of 250 rubles in July. Timothy Misir

The minimum wage in Moscow will increase to 12,600 rubles ($384) a month starting in January, with a further 250-ruble raise planned for July.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin signed the order after negotiations with the city's trade unions and employers' associations, an unidentified official said, Interfax reported Tuesday.

In July, the minimum wage in the capital was raised from 11,700 rubles to 12,200 rubles.

The average monthly wage in the city is about 57,000 rubles, a city official said in October. The official country-wide minimum wage, as decreed by President Vladimir Putin this year, is 5,205 rubles.

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