Matvienko instructed to discuss in the regions initiatives Putin

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in fotoreceptor of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko at the meeting of the Council of Federation of the Russian Federation. 29 Nov 2017Matvienko instructed to discuss in the regions initiatives Putin© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase the image Bank

The speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko instructed the senators to discuss their regional issues of implementation proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin of a package of demographic measures.

The speaker of the upper chamber noted that the Federation Council is already in the process of discussing the implementation of these measures, parliamentarians understand what changes, refinements and additions we need to amend the existing legislation. The President has already given instructions and relevant departments, is preparing a package of regulations that will determine the conditions, terms and all necessary aspects for the start of these initiatives, said the speaker of Council of Federation.

«Today, the Russian Federation, certainly, will be carried out preparatory work for the development of their required documents, specification of budget costs. And today, our senators, who represent all the subjects, I give this instruction: within the framework of regional weeks on the ground with regional leaders to discuss this topic, to understand what you need, in what timeframe, to assist, to inform the Council of the Federation, if somewhere there will be some failures, so we will be able to connect,» — said Matvienko in the TV channel «Russia 24».

She noted that these measures very favorably received by society – the Federation Council has received many calls, letters, petitions and telegrams, all gratefully accepted these decisions.

Putin had previously announced a number of initiatives in the socio-demographic sphere. In particular, the President proposed to extend the program for payment of matkapital to the end of 2021, to start the special program of mortgage lending to families, which in 2018 is born second or third child. In addition, from January 2018 will set a monthly cash payment to families at the birth of the firstborn, which will be paid until the child reaches the age of 1.5 years. All, according to Putin, the payments under the program to support families with first-born will be 144,5 billion over three years.