2 SEPTEMBER 2022
The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation has proposed giving out plots of land in Russian-occupied Crimea and in Moscow Oblast (Russia) to military personnel who receive awards for their service in the war with Ukraine.
Source: Medizona, a Russian news outlet, referring to the draft decree published on the official internet portal of legal information (an official website with the official text of legal acts of the Russian Federation)
Details: The decree will apply to military personnel and employees of some federal government agencies awarded for service in what Russia continues to call a “special operation,” and to combat veterans.
The Ministry of Defence has proposed to give them land free of charge in order to “extend additional social support”.
Since the beginning of its full-scale invasion in Ukraine, Russia has expanded the list of people who can qualify as combat participants. The list now includes military personnel taking part in the invasion in Ukraine, FSB employees who repelled armed provocations at the border, and civilian skilled workers, such as doctors and construction workers. [FSB, the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, is Russia’s main security agency and the successor agency to the Soviet Union’s KGB – ed.]