Alexei Kochetov, director of the Institute of Cytology and Genetics of the SB RAS, wrote a large letter in which he explained in detail how the salaries of researchers are formed.
The reason for the public discussion was the statement by his employee at a meeting of the presidential Council for Science and Education, in which Vladimir Putin took part, about the low income of scientists. Alexey Kochetov, commenting on the real incomes of Novosibirsk scientists, also named his salary – 69,725 rubles and bonuses, the amount of which is determined by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. We found the declarations of directors of scientific institutes of the SB RAS and looked at what income they declared for the year.
All declarations are in the public domain and are positioned as “information on income, expenses, property and property obligations of the heads of scientific organizations for 2019” (figures for 2020 have not yet been published). We studied the declared income of directors of scientific institutes located in Novosibirsk. And we found out which of them earns the most (those institutes whose directors have not changed since 2019 were taken into account, and branches of institutes located in Novosibirsk were not included in the list).
Some background information. The annual income of Aleksey Kochetov, Director of the Institute of Cytology and Genetics of the SB RAS, who reported a monthly salary of 69 thousand rubles, amounted to 4 million 880 thousand rubles in 2019. In common joint ownership, he has an apartment with an area of 74.4 square meters. But he did not even make it into the top five richest heads of institutions.
The richest directors of the SB RAS
For comparison: the governor of the Novosibirsk region, Andrei Travnikov, declared an income of 6 million 50 thousand rubles for 2019.
In the first place, with an income of 8 million 858 thousand rubles, is the director of the GK Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Valery Bukhtiyarov. In common joint ownership, he has an apartment with an area of 120 square meters, in an individual one – an apartment with an area of 52.4 square meters.
On the second line is the director of the S.S.Kutateladze Institute of Thermophysics, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Dmitry Markovich. In 2019, he earned 8 million 294 thousand rubles. In the common share ownership he has a 120 square meter apartment and a parking space. In addition, he owns an Audi A6.
The third place with an income of 8 million 211 thousand rubles is taken by the director of the Institute of Mathematics. S. L Soboleva Sergei Goncharov. As an individual property, he owns an apartment of 127 square meters and a garage, as well as a Toyota Rav 4 car.
The fourth place went to the director of the Khristianovich Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Alexander Shiplyuk. His income in 2019 is 7 million 587 thousand rubles. In common joint ownership, he has two apartments with an area of 127 and 36 squares. He also owns a Toyota Hilux.
In fifth place with an income of 6 million 886 thousand rubles was the director of the A. V. Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Alexander Latyshev. In individual ownership, he has a plot of 10 acres, a residential building with 246 square meters, as well as an apartment and a garage. In addition, he is the owner of Toyota-Lexus GX470.
Who earns the least
The smallest declared income for 2019 turned out to be with the director of the A.P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems Andrey Palyanov. It amounted to 1 million 595 thousand rubles. In common joint ownership, he owns an apartment with an area of 61.9 square meters and a Mitsubishi Outlander car.
The second place with an income of 1 million 748 thousand rubles was taken by the director of the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology Sergei Demakov. He owns a 115-square-meter apartment in shared ownership and also owns a Honda CR-V.
In third place is the director of the Voevodsky Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion, Andrey Onischuk, with an income of 1 million 804 thousand rubles. In individual ownership, he has a land plot of 10 acres, an apartment with an area of 118.8 square meters, and in common shared ownership – two more apartments. He also owns non-residential premises and a Suzuki Grand Vitara car.
On the fourth line with an income of 2 million 180 thousand rubles is the director of the Design and Technological Institute of Scientific Instrumentation, Pyotr Zavyalov. In common joint ownership, he has an apartment with an area of 58 square meters. He also owns a Honda CRV.
The fifth place was taken by the director of the Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals, Viktor Foolov. His income for 2019 amounted to 2 million 287 thousand rubles. He owns a land plot of 20 acres and an apartment of 56 squares.