Putin and members of his administration have already switched to a payment card «the World»

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis in fotomontaje cards of the national payment system in the World. Archival photoPutin and members of his administration have already switched to a payment card «the World»© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin and members of his administration have already switched to a payment card «the World», told RIA Novosti press-Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.

«We are already two months have passed», — he said.

Putin may 1, 2017 signed the law on the phased transition to service with the help of the national payment system for state employees (before July 1, 2018) and pensioners (1 July 2020). To date, the card «the World» already converted about 95% of public sector employees. Mass transition of state on the card «the World» began in 2017. According to the Bank, at the end of the 2017 card was used almost 17 million workers. Just today released 37 million cards «the World», which is almost 15% of the total number of cards in Russia. More than 150 banks emit these maps, nearly 350 are members of the system.

The national payment system «World» was created in the summer of 2014 after Russian banks due to sanctions and other pressure on Russia is having problems with international payment systems Visa and Mastercard.

In March 2014, Putin instructed the office of the President to transfer his salary came under U.S. sanctions Bank «Russia», where he had previously decided to open a personal account.

In 2017, Putin earned more than 18.7 million rubles, while a year earlier — of 8.86 million, from its Declaration. Peskov explained that the increase in income associated with the sale of real estate. According to the Declaration, owned by Putin is no more a land plot of 1.5 thousand square meters. As before, the President owns an apartment of 77 square meters and a garage and use it another apartment in the 153,7 square meters with a garage of 18 square meters. He has two cars — a GAZ M21 and a Niva with trailer «SKIF».

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