Russian President Vladimir Putin got $291,000 (18.7 million rubles) in 2017 but in 2018 it was $134,000 (8.6 million rubles) less than half than he made the previous year.
Putin, 65, will assume office for his fourth term on Monday.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s yearly pay rose from 8.6 million rubles in 2017 to $154,000 (9.9 million rubles) in 2018.
The unequal distribution of wealth in Russia has made the common Russians unhappy with President Vladimir Putin.
The population turning against Putin rose from 15 per cent to 32 per cent in the past three years.
He has announced to kick-start the economy and spend $162 billion on healthcare, education and infrastructure in the next six years.
Low wages in Russia have made people unhappy with Putin.