Salary in Sevastopol fell by 6% in January 2018 compared to January 2017, according to the report of the Institute for Social Analysis and Forecasting of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

At the same time, in the occupying state, the Russian federation, salaries have increased by an average of 11.3%. Thus, in St. Petersburg, salaries increased by an average of 21%.

“The drop in labor incomes occurred only in Sevastopol (by 6%),” the report says.

Earlier, QHA reported that in the occupied Crimea, residents complained about high prices and low salaries. Some residents of the peninsula say that because of the high prices in the occupied peninsula, one can survive only by having a vegetable garden. Simferopol residents say that 80% of the salary is spent on food only.

Earlier, the Kremlin-controlled Territorial body of Federal Statistics service in Crimea Krymstat stated that in 2017 the average salary of Crimeans increased by 6% compared to 2016.