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Russian Federation

The maternity capital program will be expanded in Russia. It will begin to be issued in full to families after the birth of the first child. This was announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin during his annual address to the Federal Assembly. According to the head of state, these measures are not enough. Maternal capital must be increased by 150 thousand rubles. In an increased volume, it will be issued to parents who have a second baby.

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The issue of yesterday’s adolescents is one of the most important ones for the global development of labour. How can we prevent the rising unemployment among those entering adulthood? A high-level event was held in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly session this autumn. There, the delegates discussed the future of young people who will enter the labour market.

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When the Moscow-led Eurasian Economic Union was born in 2015, it promised to benefit millions of laborers who migrate between member states annually. The idea is to roll together the pension systems of the five Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) members – Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. Currently, pensions are regulated by a 1992 agreement – the Guarantees of the Rights of Citizens of CIS Member States in the Field of Pension Security. This document insists that pensions are paid by the state where someone lives, regardless of one’s citizenship.

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Weekly Social Protection Links: August 23

This paper finds that informal workers are more likely to have inferior work conditions, but do not necessarily report worse subjective well-being. Starting with lower wages, but also with less regularity of hours and paid vacation, informal workers have higher incidence of envelope payments than formal workers but not of hazardous or unstable jobs.

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This paper reviews the performance of the Russia Local Initiatives Support Program (LISP) as an instrument for directly addressing the needs of the population to access socioeconomic infrastructure, for increasing public confidence in self-governance frameworks and institutions through dialogue and community budgeting consultations, and for strengthening the capacity for local self-governance. The paper does this by looking at historical and survey data from the implementation of the LISP methodology as part of regional programs in Russia.

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Russia will begin to pay pensions to migrant workers from the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union  – a transnational body operating under its auspices, including: Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

According to the bill, migrant labourers will receive a pension from the country in which they worked and made contributions to the pension fund.  Now a percentage of the wages of migrant workers goes to the pension fund of Russia, but they do not receive a pension.

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The Social movement “Basic Income Russia Tomorrow”, together with the charity foundation “Coordinates of Good”, were awarded the Wow Successful Awards 2019, in the Social Innovation chapter, on the 13th of March. This award means the movement will be able to make unconditional cash transfers for five recipients, for three months. The value transferred will be small – 6500 rubles/month (around 100 $/month) – and for a very short period of time, but such an amount can be significant for many Russians.

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The Russian Center for reconciliation of the conflicting sides in Syria carried out a humanitarian mission in Syria’s al-Suwayda Governorate, the center's head Lieutenant General Sergei Solomatin told reporters on Wednesday.

"In the past 24 hours, the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the conflicting sides has carried out a humanitarian mission in the town of Ayra, al-Suwayda province, handing out 500 food sets," Solomatin said.
 

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The Russian government approved the minimum and maximum unemployment benefits for 2019, the resolution has been signed on November 15, 2018 and was published on the official government web site on Monday. "For 2019, to establish the minimum amount of unemployment benefits in the amount of 1500 rubles ($22.75) and the maximum amount of unemployment benefits in the amount of 8 000 rubles ($121.3)," the document says. The same document states that the unemployment pay-out for someone who is pre-retirement is set at between 1500 ($22.75) to 11 280 rubles ($171).

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