Pensions

Russian lawyer’s suit against Labor Ministry over MPs’ pensions dismissed

18:01 31/07/2017

MOSCOW, July 31 (RAPSI, Oleg Sivozhelezov) – Moscow’s Meshchansky District Court on Monday dismissed a lawsuit lodged by lawyer Yury Kachan demanding explanations from the Russian Labor Ministry concerning huge retirement pensions of lawmakers, RAPSI reports from the courtroom.

Retirement benefits of lawmakers differ markedly from pensions of ordinary citizens, the lawsuit reads. The applicant asked the Ministry to clarify the reasons for the occurrence of “private legislation governing MPs’ pension provision that extends special privilege to them.”

Additionally, the attorney demanded to collect 2 rubles ($0,033) in damages from the defendants, Labor Minister Maxim Topilin and Deputy Head of the Ministry’s pension provision department Elena Moskaleva.

Kachan also sought to turn over the control of retirement contributions payment from the Pension Fund of Russia to the Federal Tax Service.

The claimant said that he had repeatedly turned to the relevant bodies with regard to these matters but received replies with no real answer.

The Ministry’s lawyer argued in court that Kachan had got answers to his applications within the legal period.

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