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Russia plans one-off payments to navy, retired sooner than election

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Nikolai Yevmenov help the Navy Day parade in Saint Petersburg, Russia July 25, 2021. Sputnik/Aleksey Nikolsky/File Portray

MOSCOW, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said his authorities will assign one-off payments to pensioners and navy personnel this yr to reduction them address a sharper-than-expected upward push in inflation, the RIA recordsdata company reported on Sunday.

Rising meals prices are a sensitive topic for the Kremlin sooner than a parliamentary election in September.

Putin suggested leaders of the ruling United Russia celebration that the planned upward push in utter payments would now now not be ample to quilt present annual inflation of 6.5% yr-on-yr, which is exceeding expected phases of 4%, the RIA document said.

“Needless to convey, we want to bewitch the earnings of some groups of electorate,” he said.

Defense power personnel will accumulate payments of 15,000 roubles ($202) every, and pensioners of 10,000 roubles, Putin suggested the meeting.

($1 = 74.2650 roubles)

Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; Bettering by Emelia Sithole-Matarise and Jan Harvey

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