Crimea: More people complain about pension

Reducing pensions and land privatization issues are the main motives of Crimean residents' indignation.

18 June 2016 16:43

According to statistics voiced by the Human Rights Ombudswoman of the Russian Federation Tatyana Moskalkova on Friday, June 17, the number of complaints about human rights violations has increased significantly in Russian-occupied Crimea, RBC reports.

The number of complaints has increased by 75% for the first five months of 2016 compared to the same period of 2015. According to the Ombudswoman, people mostly complain about pension and the problems with land.

Thus, in 2014, the residents of Crimea sent 680 appeals to the Commissioner for Human Rights in Crimea Ludmila Lubina, and 4200 in 2015.

According to her, the Crimeans have been complaining about the reduction of pensions since January 2015.

It should be noted that after the annexation of Crimea at the end of March 2014 "Crimean authorities" - in order to meet the electorate wishes - made the Crimean pensions higher than in Russia at the expense of subsidies from the Russian Federal budget and independent recalculation. But on completing the latest transitional period in January 2015, the payments have been calculated according to the Russia's rules, which undoubtedly provoked indignation of Crimean residents accustomed to large sums.

Land issue also raises concerns.

"People experiencing problems with registering their land. In Ukraine it was possible of legalize property according to four types of land. Russian law does not provide the possibility of privatization," said Lubina in her comments to RBC.

Just a reminder: During his visit to the annexed Crimea in late May this year, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev met with outraged Crimeans complaining about pensions. When asked about their indexation, he said, "No money," and called on the Crimeans to "be strong" and wished them good mood, health and patience.

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