3 march 2011

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin meets with the widows of miners who died in mining accidents in Vorkuta

They considered how to resettle the miners’ widows away from the Far North to other parts of Russia. During the meeting Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said that the state will fund half the cost of new housing for the widows in the areas of their choice, with company shareholders paying the other half. “We will buy flats that are on the market and pass them into your ownership,” said Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.