The New Year did not bring significant changes to the residents of the Northwestern Federal District. Summing up the changes in the legislation of the regions, one can notice that local authorities in one way or another focus on supporting families. From very young, student, to experienced ones who celebrated their golden wedding.
St. Petersburg: transport is becoming more expensive
Since January 1, 2022, the cost of public transport in St. Petersburg has significantly increased. The cost of one trip in the metro is now 65 rubles, in buses, trolleybuses and trams – 60 rubles. Smolny calls this fare “guest” – the majority of St. Petersburg residents have long abandoned tokens and tickets in favor of electronic forms of fare payment. This is much more profitable: when paying with the Podorozhnik e-wallet, one trip to the metro will cost 45 rubles, and by bus, trolleybus or tram – 40 rubles. The use of the Unified Card of a Petersburger gives an additional saving of 10 rubles when traveling by metro – 35 rubles. But on the other hand, “Plantain” from April 1 will give users an additional advantage.
– It is planned to introduce a transfer tariff “60 minutes” on the indicated ticket, according to which the cost of the first trip on the social route of land transport will be 40 rubles, the cost of the second trip – 10 rubles, the third and subsequent trips will be free for the passenger, – said the city transport committee …
Note that since the New Year in St. Petersburg, housing and communal services are also becoming more expensive. First, a single city “Nevsky ecological operator” is now responsible for garbage collection. Its tariff will be higher than the average fee collected in 2021: 6.40 rubles versus 5.58. But the tariffs for water and heating in St. Petersburg and some other regions will change in six months – from July 1.
Good news for the townspeople of venerable age. Starting this year, Petersburgers who have celebrated their 90th anniversary will receive 15 thousand rubles. Those who turn 95 years old – 20 thousand. Centenary jubilees are entitled to 25 thousand. Starting from the age of 101, centenarians receive an annual payment of 25 thousand rubles. The money is credited automatically.
The fare has risen in price, but there are ways to save money. Photo: Mikhail Kireev / RIA Novosti
Leningrad Region: Golden Wedding Award
The authorities of the Leningrad region decided to encourage strong families. From January 1, 2022, the amount of lump sum payments for the anniversary of marriage has been increased. For the golden wedding, the anniversaries will now be presented with 50 thousand rubles from the regional budget (before it was 20), and for each next decade they will add another 10 thousand, and the payment for the 75th anniversary of marriage will be 75 thousand rubles. The application for receiving the payment can be submitted no later than three years from the anniversary date.
In the region, the price of travel by electric trains has also slightly increased. According to the North-West Suburban Passenger Company, the fare on ordinary commuter trains is now 38 rubles for the first 14 kilometers and 2 rubles 78 kopecks for each subsequent kilometer. In “Lastochki” – 44 rubles and 3 rubles 16 kopecks, respectively.
Karelia: pocket money for an orphan
This year, orphans in Karelia will receive one thousand rubles a month for personal needs. According to statistics, 60 percent of children who live in orphanages with living parents do not receive any alimony from their fathers and mothers. And if they do list some crumbs, the money is saved in the child’s account so that after graduation from the institution he can have, albeit small, but his own funds.
Meanwhile, children should learn to spend money correctly, think about what to buy and what they can refuse, understand when to pamper themselves with going to the movies, and when to save money. And if for domestic children this is not a problem, parents give them pocket money, then orphans have no such opportunity. Now they will receive a “pocket thousand” from the regional budget.
The authorities of Karelia believe that this will help children to socialize, foster financial literacy and even contribute to the prevention of juvenile delinquency.
Arkhangelsk region: everything for families with children
In Pomorie, new laws have come into force to support families with children. So, from January 1, 2022, regional maternity capital is paid here for the third and each subsequent child in the family (previously, this payment was provided only for one child). The size of the maternity capital was also increased this year: now it is 113,568 rubles, and now it can be spent on any needs of the family.
In addition, at the level of regional legislation, the payment for which large families can claim in exchange for a land plot is also differentiated. It will amount to 210 thousand rubles for families with three children, 260 thousand – with four, 310 thousand – for families with five or more children. Prior to that, the amount of the payment was 210 thousand rubles for all families.
Also, starting this year, the region introduced a reduced fare on commuter trains for children from five to seven years old – now mothers and fathers can buy tickets for them with a 50 percent discount. Previously, only students and schoolchildren could buy a ticket at half price. Children under five years old do not need to pay for a ticket at all. As a result, preschoolers aged five or seven traveled by rail for a full rate. Now this injustice has been eliminated.
Kaliningrad region: student capital
In the westernmost region, they also focused on supporting families. Since January 1, 2022, the so-called student capital has increased in the Kaliningrad region. This is the amount that is paid once at the birth of the first child to women who gave birth during full-time or part-time studies at a higher or secondary educational institution, or within three years after graduation. Such a measure of social support in the region was introduced in 2020 to encourage young parents not to postpone the birth of their first children. Now the payment has grown by 15 percent – from 300 to 345 thousand rubles.
– Indexation also applies to those certificates that families have already received, but did not have time to use them. If the amount is partially spent, it will be recalculated for its remainder, – said the head of the regional ministry of social policy Angelica Meister.
In the Vologda and Murmansk regions, they are working to attract doctors. Photo: Igor Zarembo / RIA Novosti
Vologda Oblast: personnel for FAPs
The Vologda Oblast is thinking about medical personnel. Here, students who plan to find a job in feldsher-midwife centers will receive an additional scholarship of four thousand rubles. With one condition: after receiving a diploma, doctors must work in the countryside for at least three years.
Another innovation of this year – in Vologda since January 1, the price of travel in public transport has risen. The payment for one trip by cash on most routes is now 32 rubles, by non-cash – 30 rubles, using the “Care” card – 28 rubles.
An exception is routes N 37 and N 37E, which connect Vologda and the village of Molochnoye and are more extended and less congested. Here tickets have risen in price to 39 rubles when paying in cash and to 37 rubles when using a card.
Murmansk region: green light for doctors
In the Arctic, since 2022, the lump-sum payment for doctors and medical personnel who come to work in the region has been significantly increased. Earlier, visiting doctors received 500 thousand “incentive” rubles, and the nursing staff – 300 thousand. Now the first will receive one million, and the second – 500 thousand. At the same time, the term of the doctor’s obligation to work at the main place in the Murmansk region increases to five years.