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Over RUR60 million allocated from budget for compensations to Volgograd bombing victims

December 31, 2013, 16:30 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, December 31. /ITAR-TASS/. More than 60 million rubles (1USD=32.7 rubles) have been allocated from Russia’s federal budget to pay compensations to the families of those killed and those wounded in twin terrorist attacks in Russia’s southern city of Volgograd, Russian Minister of Labor and Social Protection said on Tuesday.

“We have worked with the Treasury and the Ministry of Finance, so the money (for payment of compensations) has already been transferred to Volgograd. The sum is 62 million rubles,” he said at a government meeting chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets.

According to Topilin, people who received minor or moderate injuries would be paid 200,000 rubles each, people with grave injuries — 400,000 rubles and allowances of one million rubles would be paid to the victims’ families.

According to the officials from the Volgograd regional government, the compensation money would be paid during the New Year holidays, starting from January 1.

Two terrorist attacks have been staged in the city of Volgograd over the past few days. On Sunday, a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the entrance to the waiting hall of Volgograd’s central railway station.

On Monday, a suicide bomber blew up a trolleybus in the morning rush hour. According to latest reports, these attacks claimed 34 lives. About 100 people were wounded, of whom 60 are still in hospitals in Volgograd and Moscow.

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