Sunday, August 21, 2011

In Russia, Prime Minister Putin pledges $1.8 billion in aid for disabled people

From Reuters:MOSCOW -- Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (pictured) pledged help and cash for disabled Russians on August 19, seeking to broaden support for his new popular movement ahead of December's parliamentary election. Russia signed the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, aimed at ensuring equal rights, in 2008 but its 13 million disabled people enjoy little benefits