Lawyer Yury Kachan has sued Minister of labour and social protection of Russia Maxim Topilin. The claimant seeks to explain why the deputies of the state Duma receive huge pensions, while the majority of older citizens Ekes out a meager existence.
photo: Natalia Muslinkina
In his statement of claim, a copy of which have RAPE, Kachan asked for clarification of the basis on which Russia “there is separate legislation” that places MPs in a privileged position.
Counsel points out that the vast majority of Russian pensioners Ekes out a meager existence due to the miniscule size of old-age pensions. Thus “throughout Russian palaces built of marble and granite – building of the main offices of the RPF” and the government is actively exaggerates the issue of increasing the retirement age.
A co-defendant in the suit claimed the Deputy head of Department for pension provision Ministry of labor Elena Moskaleva. Kachan asks the court to order officials to give detailed answers about the validity of pensions for MPs. The lawyer said that repeatedly appealed these issues to the relevant authorities, but received replies from everywhere. Petty-bourgeois court of Moscow will consider the claim on July 31.
We will remind that recently Russia has entered into the five of the most uncomfortable countries for pensioners according to the French Finance Corporation Natixis. Worse than ours, the elderly live in Brazil, Greece and India. And it’s not just the low level of pensions: Russia was an outsider in life expectancy due to adverse environmental conditions and low quality of medical services.