Court holds against World War II veterans in subsidized housing rule
ST. PETERSBURG, October 3 - RAPSI. The St. Petersburg City Court on Monday held against World War II veterans who challenged the applicability of a subsidized housing rule to veterans, RIA Novosti reported from the courtroom.
According to city ordinances, St. Petersburg citizens must meet a 10-year residence requirement to apply for subsidized housing.
The veterans said they will appeal the judgment in the Supreme Court.
The St. Petersburg city court earlier canceled the residence requirement's applicability to veterans. However, the prosecutor's office appealed the decision with the Supreme Court. The case was then remanded for reconsideration.
The issue of municipal housing for war veterans was widely discussed following the widely covered story of a Russian World War II veteran who appealed to the U.S. president for American citizenship after he failed to receive municipal housing in St. Petersburg.