RIGA - Russia will soon begin partial payment of pensions to its military retirees living in Latvia. Due to the economic crises in Russia, pensions for the month of August were not paid to former military staff living in Latvia and no indication was given when payments would resume.The funds were not available, according to the Russian ambassador to Latvia, Alexander Udaltsev, because the Russian governments' domestic accounts were frozen at the start of the crisis.But on Sept. 14, Russia transferred 55 percent of the $4.5 million needed to meet its obligations to its military retirees livi...
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