About 500 billion rubles will be allocated from the budget for one-time payments to pensioners and military personnel, said Finance Minister Anton Siluanov on the air of the Russia 24 TV channel.
“According to our estimates, these two solutions cost about 500 billion rubles. This money will be taken from the income that we receive this year, ”Siluanov said. He noted that the Russian economy is developing at a faster pace than previously expected. Additional budget revenues in 2021 are estimated at 1.6 – 1.7 trillion rubles.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to pay Russian servicemen an average of 15,000 rubles, and pensioners – 10,000 rubles each. as additional support. The President signed the relevant decrees today. The head of state explained that the country’s government is working to reduce inflation to a level corresponding to the plans for the development of the economy and social sphere, but the planned indexations are not enough.
Payments will be made in September of this year from the federal budget on the basis of documents already available from the Pension Fund of Russia (PFR) and other authorized bodies. Citizens do not need to submit any additional applications for receiving money.