“We are not going to deviate from these guidelines, the obligations here must be fulfilled so as not to disrupt the general rhythm of work, take into account the specifics on the ground, we even made special decisions,” Putin said.

He noted that people determine well-being not by statistics, but by money in their pockets, and we need to pay attention to this.

Putin also stressed that "the targets for the level of salaries in the public sector remain."

Putin also called the achievement of real income growth in the country, the reduction of poverty and inequality a priority for the work of the authorities.

According to the head of the Russian Ministry of Finance Anton Siluanov, the salaries of public sector employees in 2023 will grow by more than 8%.