President Vladimir Putin Signs Decree, Pledges to Support Large Families

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Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree according to which the status of a large family is fixed at the federal level, and measures of social support are also determined.

The decree of January 23, 2024 emphasizes that “a large family in the Russian Federation is a family with three or more children, the status of which is established indefinitely.”

According to this decree, social support measures for large families are carried out “until the eldest child reaches the age of 18 years or the age of 23 years, subject to his full-time education in an organization engaged in educational activities.”

Further, the decree lists guarantees for large families in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.

Such guarantees include: provision of benefits and payments in connection with the birth and upbringing of children; providing support measures in the field of labor relations, early assignment of old-age insurance pensions to women in connection with the birth and upbringing of three or more children, etc.

In addition, instructions were given to the Government of Russia and senior officials of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation to organize and control the implementation of measures of social support for large families in accordance with the new decree of the head of state.

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