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Saturday, 28 March 2015

28 March 2015. A Thought from St Photios the Great

00 St Photios the Great. 28.03.15


Next year, the Phanar wants to call an all-Orthodox Sobor… however, it’s interfering in internal Church affairs in Estonia, the Ukraine, Czechia, Slovakia, the USA, and Canada… shall anyone outside of its orbit heed any such call? I fear that there’ll be TWO “all-Orthodox Sobors”… one under the Phanar’s auspices and another under the Centre’s auspices. Frankly, I hope that it falls to pieces before it’s even called, for the chances of it backfiring are far too high.



28 March 2015. Heaven and Earth Shall Pass Away…

00 Heaven and Earth Shall Pass Away. 28.03.15


28 March 2015. Stuff to Think About… Let’s NOT Get Fooled Again

00 One of the hardest things. 28.03.15


00 Time to Take Out the Trash. 28.03.15


The GOP won in 2016 because too many of us stayed home. THIS IS A WAKEUP CALL. Let’s get off our collective dupa and vote the next time around…


News on LNR Pensions

00 Old woman with a bucket. babas abd chuches. 02.10.12



This seems cut-and-dried, not “newsy” at all. However, this is MORE important than battle news or news of this-or-that politician… it shows that Novorossiya is well on the way to creating the proper administrative apparat to run a modern state. It means that Novorossiya has broken definitively with the “Ukrainian” administrative apparat. Novorossiya is creating all the government structures to have an apparat to govern, maintain, defend, and sustain a viable modern state. There’s no longer any chance of reintegrating the LNR and DNR into any notional “Ukraine”.

In its modest and unassuming way, this is a de facto Declaration of Independence. The Ukraine IS dead… it’s a headless chicken prancing about the barnyard scattering blood and gore. May the time of its actual fall be soon. The peoples of Novorossiya, Malorossiya, Podkarpatskaya, Galicia, and Bukovina deserve nothing less.



Tatyana Vasilyeva, Acting Chairman of the LNR Pension Fund announced at a meeting the readiness of the LNR State Bank to make the payments and multi-currency transactions necessary to allow the LNR pension fund plans to pay pensions to retirees on the scale provided for in the prewar period. She said, “Today, we want to stabilise pensions, from the current month. At this point, we’re trying return to the pension rates in place before the war. Normally, on the 4th and 25th of the month, people knew that their money was in the bank or in the mail. We’re committed to continue that”. She noted that there might be glitches during the first month, admitting, “During the first month, I think that due to the fact that people didn’t get their pensions for some time, there may be some failures. However, we plan to have payments back online by next month”.


At a meeting today, Svetlana Malakhova, LNR Minister of Labour and Social Policy, and Tatyana Vasilyeva, Acting Chairman of the LNR Pension Fund stated that all pensioners must receive their pensions personally, there’ll be no payment by proxy. Vasilyeva said, “As there’s a difficult situation in the Republic, we can’t allow payments by proxy. If a person, for whatever reason, doesn’t receive their pension on time, they’d be able to get it disbursed to them during the next payment period. No one will lose any pension money”.

In turn, Malakhova said that the Ministry of Labour would coöperate with the Pension Fund in all measures to implement social benefits through the branches of the LNR State Bank. She pointed up that they’d pay social benefits in local currency, which means that pension payments will be in Roubles, saying, “we’ll pay pensions according to the rates set by prewar Ukrainian law. We’d use the rate set by the LNR Council of Ministers… 2 Roubles per 1 Grivnya. Pensioners and those receiving social benefits must apply in person at a bank branch with a passport and an identification code. In order to initially open an account, they’d also have to provide copies”.

Vasilieva noted, “During Stage 4 [of our work] we prepared an electronic database of all LNR pensioners. We shared this data with the State Bank, to ease preliminary work of opening accounts, to shorten the path between us (pension fund), the bank, and retirees, so that they could receive their pensions”. She said that statements would have multiple columns for pensioners’ convenience, “One column will show the value in Grivnya, as a reminder that the pension is the same as before. The second column will show the Grivnya to Roubles conversion. Another column is where a pensioner would sign and date the statement upon receiving their pension”. Vasilieva went on to say that many pensioners would receive their pensions at the bank, but some receive theirs via the mail, “We have homebound and disabled recipients. One group is disabled people under constant care, who aren’t able to go to the bank. Another group are invalids of the Great Patriotic War… because of old age, they just aren’t able to get to the bank. Then, there are those over 75-years-old. We’d organise delivery of these people’s pensions to their homes through the mail. They’d receive the same kind of statement as those received at the bank… with the value of the pension in both Grivnya and Roubles”.

28 March 2015

LITs Lugansk Information Centre



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