Russian President Vladimir Putin earned about $151,000 ( 100,000) in 2014,less than many others in the presidential administration, according to detailsof his income declaration published by the Kremlin.
Putin's wealth has long been the focus of speculation by opponents whoportray him as one of the richest men in the world.
Putin declared ownership of three Russian cars, a trailer, some land, anapartment and a garage. His earnings of 7.65 million roubles compared to about3.6 million roubles in 2013, which was around $100,000 at the exchange rate ayear ago.
The Kremlin did not say how much of the 2014 income was made up by Putin'ssalary, which is not public knowledge, but was raised a year ago. His incomedeclaration has in the past included a KGB pension and interest from bankdeposits.
Putin earned much less last year than Barack Obama, who was paid $400,000for his position as U.S. president and had additional income from booksales.
Kremlin critics ridicule the income declarations of top Russian officials,saying their real earnings are much higher.
Last year, Transparency International ranked Russia as 136th out of 175countries on in its Corruption Perceptions Index, indicating a high level ofcorruption.
A report by two opposition figures in 2012 said the perks of beingpresident in Russia included having access to yachts, palaces and aircraft.
The average nominal salary in Russia was 36,620 roubles in February,according to the state statistics agency.
Putin has ordered a temporary 10 percent pay cut for himself, PrimeMinister Dmitry Medvedev and other state officials because of an economicdownturn, worsened by a fall in oil prices and Western sanctions over theUkraine crisis.