Russian President Vladimir Putin said that as of January 1, 2022, the pensions of civilians have been increased by 8.6 percent, while the pensions of soldiers are planned to be increased by 4 percent from October 1.
Speaking at the Security Council meeting, Putin said, “Instead, I propose the following solution here: the pensions of soldiers and their equivalents should not be increased by 4 percent as previously planned, but by 8.6 percent, as for all other retirees from January 1 this year. And I repeat that it is a figure above inflation.“
Putin instructed the government to recalculate the payments set for January and reflect the difference in the next salaries.
Putin also noted that this decision will affect more than 2.6 million retirees from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Rosgvardiya (Russian National Guard), the Ministry of Emergencies, the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Investigative Committee, and other structures.