Conscripts to get $1.7 extra for handling radioactive waste

Publish date: September 6, 2005

The Russian defence minister signed an order concerning salary raise for any Russian military serviceman handling nuclear fuel and radioactive waste.

The size of the bonus differs significantly for the conscripts and the professional contract soldiers, Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper reported with reference to the defence minister. Ten percent of the Russian military servicemen are engaged in loading nuclear fuel and handling radioactive waste. According to the order the contract soldiers will get 35% increase to their current salary, while the raise for the conscripts will be just $1.7 per month.