Updated at 22:06,23-05-2018

Belarus President Declares $31,000 Income With No Cars, Property

by Aliaksandr Kudrytski, bloomberg.com

Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko owns no cars or property, according to an income statement filed before the country’s presidential election next month.

Lukashenko declared income of 551.8 million rubles ($31,000) for 2014, drawn entirely from his salary, according to the document published on the website of the central electoral commission on Monday.

His wife Galina earned 98.2 million rubles, fully or partly owned two properties in the Mogilev region of eastern Belarus and had 56 shares in a local butter-producing plant. The president hasn’t made a public appearance with his wife in years.

Lukashenko, who’s ruled the former Soviet nation since 1994, will run for his fifth straight presidential term in Oct. 11 elections. All three other contenders in the ballot earned less than Lukashenko.

The average monthly wage in Belarus was 6.1 million rubles in 2014, for an annual total of 73.2 million rubles, according to the national statistics committee.