Support The Moscow Times!

Russia’s Ten Richest Women in Government Earned $3.6M Last Year

Tatyana Solomatina Maxim Pechersky / Wikicommons

The incomes of Russia’s ten richest women add up to $3.6 million and range from 56.2 million rubles ($937,000) to 10.5 million rubles, according to a top-10 list published by Forbes Russia on Thursday.

Tatyana Solomatina, a member of the State Duma’s health committee,  took the top spot on the Forbes list, with an income of 56.2 million rubles in 2016.

Lyudmila Narusova, the senator from the Tuva republic and widow of President Vladimir Putin’s mentor Anatoly Sobchak, was second earning 28.7 million rubles. She was closely followed by deputy head of the State Duma Olga Yepifanova with 24.5 million.

Chairperson of the Federation Council and the third most important state official in Russia, Valentina Matviyenko, took the fourth position with 22.9 million rubles.

The other richest women in Russia’s state bodies are Duma members Yelena Panina, Natalia Nazarova, former cosmonauts Svetlana Savitskaya and Valentina Tereshkova, Valentina Rudchenko and Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets.

… we have a small favor to ask.

As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just 2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.


Read more