World War II veterans appeal judgment over subsidized housing rule
ST. PETERSBURG, October 12 - RAPSI. World War II veterans in St. Petersburg have filed an appeal with the Supreme Court against a city court decision on applying a subsidized housing rule to veterans, a veteran's lawyer told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.
According to city ordinances, St. Petersburg citizens must meet a 10-year residence requirement to apply for subsidized housing.
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 remanded for reconsideration. The city court recognized the residence requirement's applicability to veterans legal in early October.
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.