The first Vice-Premier of the Russian Federation Anton Siluanov

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MOSCOW, 5 July. /TASS/. Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov announced the development of a government project to improve the unemployment benefits together with other mechanisms of social protection for workers.

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Currently, the minimum size of unemployment benefit in Russia is 850 rubles, maximum – 4,9 thousand roubles .

“We want to raise unemployment benefits and are now preparing such proposals, in order to do it all in one package”, – said Siluanov on air of the program “Evening with Vladimir Solovyov” on TV channel Russia 1.

According to him, this initiative is related to the other tasks facing the Cabinet in the next six years. “Of course, the goal was for the previous six-year, and now stands on the creation of new highly skilled jobs,” – said Siluanov. “The government is now in a new six-year cycle will pay more attention to retraining, the retraining of those professions, which are released, have a new quality of education in this direction will be taken”, he continued.

Earlier, the Ministry of labour and social protection of the Russian Federation announced about the beginning of the development of the bill, which will simplify the assignment of unemployment benefits and to increase its size. According to the Ministry of labor, the planned date for the introduction of a draft regulatory legal act in force January 2019.

The current Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova as the head of the accounts chamber of the Russian Federation in interview to “the Russian newspaper” also pointed out that unemployment benefits because of their lower level are not of interest to people and not fulfill its function.