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WATCH: Immigrants from former USSR struggle to survive in retirement

Due to bureaucratic failures, many immigrants from the former Soviet Union are not getting the pensions they accrued while working in their home countries, and thus are forced to continue working and saving in order to grow old with dignity. A significant percentage of immigrant pensioners live below the poverty line. When forced to choose between buying food or medicine, life becomes a day-to-day struggle for survival.

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    1. Israel is a remarkable place in many ways, the absorption of the Soviet emigrees one such. I tend to think that this influx tilted the election of Bibi over Peres in 1996, the competition thereby induced partially redirected against the “other.” Yet few States would take on the mandate Israel has; it is not surprising that, once here, the full import of that mandate fades.

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    2. Dave Boxthorn

      Pretty useless commentary unless you compare their situation to seniors living in the FSU.

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