Because the majority of Russian clubs do not earn themselves, but receive money from regional budgets or from state-owned companies.
The result of the appearance of the limit on legionnaires. Each club is obliged to release at least a certain number of Russian passport holders on the field in the RFPL and the Russian Cup matches (at the moment this number is five). That is, you are guaranteed a place in the squad by the fact that a two-headed eagle flaunts on the cover of your passport. As a result, players stop progressing and growing, and their overall level decreases. Simply put, there are not many Russian players, but all 16 RFPL clubs need them. The players, on the other hand, have the opportunity to brandish their passports in front of the management of the clubs and beat out more favorable financial conditions for themselves. Because they are in demand, they will play with Russian citizenship anyway.
This is the first factor. The second factor is three salary bursts. At the beginning of the XXI century, the salaries of players in “CSKA” sharply raised Giner. A little later this trick was repeated by Leonid Fedun in “Spartacus”. The third explosion was made by Gazprom when it came to Zenit. This is not counting the episodic explosions from Fedorychev (“Dynamo”) and Kerimov (“Anji”). The rest of the clubs had to comply and also raise rates.
What delay or gap in legislation do they use?