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At a meeting with representatives of United Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin asked the party to organize a one-time payment of 10 thousand rubles to Russian pensioners after the State Duma elections. He stressed that assistance is necessary for those segments of the population whose incomes directly depend on the state.
“It should concern all categories of pensioners – both working and non-working, and the military,” the president stressed. He believes that relatively high inflation “eats up” the funds of pensioners, so they need additional support. He also noted that the annual inflation was 6.5% at the end of the year. But for pensioners, inflation is even more significant due to the peculiarities of the consumption structure.
Earlier, the president described the United Russia program as a “living document”, and noted that the party should maintain its positions after the elections.