Growing Income of Russian Branch of the U.N. Drug Control

Drug Control Director’s Salary Increased by 23 Times

29 May 2013 | Issue 5136

RIA Novosti

Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service director Viktor Ivanov earned 55 million rubles ($1.8 million) last year, no less than 23 times the sum he earned in 2011, according to a declaration posted on the service’s website on Tuesday.

Ivanov, who earned 2.3 million rubles (over $73,200) in 2011, owns a land plot of 1,500 square meters (0.4 acres) with a house on it, a flat of 191 square meters (over 2,000 square feet) and also rents a dacha, according to the declaration.

His spouse’s income in 2012 multiplied by almost a hundred times, totaling 53 million rubles ($1.7 million), up from 600,000 rubles (almost $20,000) in 2011. She also owns a land plot with a house.

Ivanov and his wife do not own cars, according to the declaration. Their total income has never exceeded 3.5 million rubles (over $111,000) in the previous three years.

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The Moscow Times


The world consumes some 3,700 tons of illicit opium
per year (1/3 raw and 2/3 processed into heroin) and
seizes 1,000 tons. Illicit opiate trade flows have never
been previously known: this report breaks new ground
by estimating them by country (and regions).
…. Every year, the equivalent of some 3,500 tons of opium
flow from Afghanistan to the rest of the world, via its
immediate neighbours: 40 per cent through the Islamic
Republic of Iran, 30 per cent through Pakistan, and the
rest through Central Asia (Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and
…. The main opiate consumer market is Europe (about 19
per cent of global consumption, with a market value of
US$ 20 billion), the Russian Federation (15 per cent),
the Islamic Republic of Iran (15 per cent), China (12 per
cent), India (7 per cent), Pakistan (6 per cent), Africa
(6 per cent) and the Americas (6 per cent).
…. The world only intercepts one fifth of the global opiate
flows every year
, with very mixed performances at the
country level. The Islamic Republic of Iran has the
highest seizures rate, at 20 per cent. Next are China
(18 per cent) and Pakistan (17 per cent). In the two
main source countries, Afghanistan and Myanmar,
seizures represent only 2 per cent each of the world total.
An equally insignificant 2 per cent is seized in South-
Eastern Europe, the last segment of the Balkan route
to Europe. Along the Northern route (Central Asia –
Russia), the interception rate is also low (4-5 per cent).


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