The Federation Council will join the legislative provision of measures to support families

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage in photobacteria of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation. Archival photoThe Federation Council will join the legislative provision of measures to support families© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage the image Bank

The speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko at the meeting on Wednesday instructed the relevant committees of the chamber to connect to the legislative work concerning the implementation of measures in support of the family.

«I propose to give a legal assignment of the relevant committees to engage in joint work with the government, the state Duma to quickly prepare legislative measures to support families,» said Matvienko at the plenary session.

She also noted the importance of ensuring that the relevant work at the regional level.

The Senator stressed that the funds for the implementation of the program for family support «provided within the Federal budget, the Finance Ministry confirmed it».

Russian President Vladimir Putin 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.