Below the poverty line live in Russia more than 18 million people, most of them (70-80%) are families with children. This was stated by “social” Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova at session of Bureau of the Supreme Council of the party “United Russia”, reports TASS.
Golikova cited “experts”, noting that the poverty data date back to 2018. “Below the poverty line are about 18.5 million people,” she said. Golikova added that about 2.4 million Russians can get paid for children aged 3 to 7 years.
We will remind, in the message to the Federal Assembly, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that low incomes are a threat to the demographic future of the country. He suggested a number of measures to improve the demographic situation, including the increase of matkapital for second and subsequent children up to 616 thousand rubles and payment of matkapital for the firstborn in the amount of 416 thousand Today, Putin instructed the government to extend until December 31, 2026 the effect of the law on maternity capital.
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