Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to pay at a time 50 thousand rubles to citizens of Russia who were awarded the medal “For the Defense of Leningrad” and the badge “Inhabitants of besieged Leningrad”, according to the Kremlin website.
“Supporting the blockade is our sacred moral duty. In connection with the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Road of Life, I propose to make a one-time payment, “- said Putin during a video conference with the Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov.
Putin offered to pay 50 thousand rubles each to citizens of the Russian Federation permanently living in Russia, as well as in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Transnistria.
After the meeting, Putin signed a decree on a lump sum payment to residents of besieged Leningrad and people awarded the medal “For the Defense of Leningrad”.
Only in St. Petersburg, as of January 2021, there were 69 thousand people who were awarded the medal “For the Defense of Leningrad” (3.1 thousand) or the badge “Resident of besieged Leningrad” (65.9 thousand), follows from the materials of the St. Petersburg administration ( . docx ).
In August, Vladimir Putin signed decrees on a lump sum payment of 15,000 rubles to the military, police, prosecutors, Rosgvardia, the Federal Penitentiary Service and a number of other federal government agencies. It was planned to spend about 500 billion rubles on these payments.