“the Bill proposes to expand the circle of persons entitled to receive the title of “veteran of labor” and support measures in force in the territory of the Russian Federation, granting such a right to persons who long and faithfully labored in extreme climatic conditions and with the labour (insurance) experience to be considered for a pension in organizations located in the far North and similar areas, not less than 35 years for men and 30 years for women,” reads the explanatory note.

This title, the authors, under current law, is assigned only when two conditions are met: merit in the work (service) and working (service).

“in the Russian Federation there are special areas with harsh climatic conditions, in which the accommodation, and especially the work activity involves a number of risks,” – noted in the document. Namely, in the far North and equated localities the human organism is influenced by many factors. This low temperature, the polar night, sudden changes in pressure. These conditions create “an urgent need for increased health and labor of the citizens,” assured the parliamentarians.