Compared to ordinary Russians, siloviki have much more generous pension plans. They can retire at half salary after 20 years, see their pensions increased three percent for each additional year, and get additional bonuses for awards they may have received while employed. Moreover, after early retirement, many work elsewhere and get pensions from those jobs.
In reporting these figures, the MBK news agency also notes that former presidents of the country are guaranteed pensions equal to 75 percent of the pay of incumbents “independent of their age but only after ending government service.” But it also points out that the salaries of the president and prime minister haven’t been published in recent years.
Many countries have established early retirement and pension benefits for military and police; but when officials, pleading poverty, talk about raising retirement ages and thus cutting benefits for everyone else, such arrangements almost inevitably come under fire, forcing to make the difficult choice that Putin has not yet announced (