18.04.2011 14.Nisan, 5771
The decision is believed to concern up to 100,000 Israelis, who will be able to enjoy an addition of $120 to $250 a month to their pensions.
The Russian government has decided in principle to begin paying working pensions to immigrants who left Russia for Israel before 1993. The official statement was made yesterday by Russian ambassador Piotr Stegny to Immigrant Absorption Minister Sofa Landver.
Experts of the Russian health and social development ministry are currently fleshing out the agreement, but Israel will need to provide Russia with considerable amounts of data before the agreement acquires legal status in Russia. The move represents a change in the Russian position on the matter, which used to be based on a claim that the immigrants who gave up Soviet citizenship also forfeited their right to a pension….