President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed a law that establishes the procedure for free gas supplies for the Eternal Lights and the Lights of Memory. The document was published on May 1 on the official portal of legal information and entered into force from that date.
This is a procedure for supplying natural gas, which is used for the constant burning of the Eternal Flame and the periodic burning of the Fire of Memory at military graves and memorial structures located outside military graves. The corresponding bill was adopted by the State Duma on April 20 and approved by the Federation Council on April 26.
In January of this year, the first deputy speaker of the Federation Council, Andrey Turchak, proposed to Russian leader Vladimir Putin to set a zero fee for the gas that feeds the Eternal Lights. The head of state instructed the government and Gazprom to provide a free gas supply for the Eternal Lights.
Recall that at the end of April, the Russian military lit the Eternal Flame in the city of Holaya Pristan, Kherson region, liberated from the nationalists. The fire had not burned at the memorial for eight years before.