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In May the pension allowances paid in Crimea and Sevastopol will be 50% up the "Ukranian" pensions, the minister said.
For the time being pensions have been paid through social welfare departments earlier established in Crimea and Sevastopol; territorial departments of the Russian Pension Fund are being established yet. A bill has been drafted to regulate conversion of "Ukranian" pensions into Russian pensions, the minister said.