Russian people will always remember the veterans of the Great Patriotic War as heroes, defenders of their homeland. However, their life is now emerging is not the best way.
Most of the veterans are experiencing severe financial and housing difficulties.
According to the social research, almost 50%Veterans in Russia are in need of social support. It is about 200 thousand people. It is believed that the reason for this is that in the Russian State exists no centralized system solution. The veterans, in fact, are to provide their relatives and compassionate people.
Russian veterans pensions are much lower thanparticipants of war in other countries. Monthly payments to veterans in Russia is less than 30 thousand rubles. According to the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, the average pension received by them - 26 940 rubles. Taking into account the additional material to ensure the average monthly cash income of the Great Patriotic War veterans is 27 thousand 864 rubles, and widows of deceased servicemen receive 25 thousand 21 rubles.
In large Russian cities, war veterans,receiving a pension, it has to be very difficult, given the current prices of goods and utility services. Some seniors still do not have their own housing, and a significant portion of funds they receive is spent on health care and medicines.
However, veterans and has enough lifea lot of bright moments. They enjoyed great respect in the society. Especially heat their congratulations on Victory Day, May 9, as well as on other days of Russia's military glory. Veterans are the main guests and audience of military parades and celebratory events, concerts and devote them to transmit gifts. Especially for veterans in the country there are various social benefits.
Unlike Russia, the veterans of the war in Germanyreceive a pension of not less than 1,000 euros a month, which translated into rubles is about 40 thousand. In addition, a monthly pension of German veterans can reach 8000 euros, depending on the title of the former soldier and his fighting "merit". In France, the veterans have the privilege. The pension is more than 6000 euros per year, which is quite a good tool. And the annual payments to veterans of Great Britain equals 9500 dollars. These can be added weekly extra social benefits and various other privileges.
Most European countries, unlikeRussia, celebrate Victory Day in World War II on 8 May. On this day, various events are held in the town square. In military parades actively participate and veterans themselves, who with joy and pride and honor meet descendants.