According to the Russian legislation, after his term is up President Dmitry Medvedev is eligible for specific guarantees and privileges. These privileges are also available for his family members.
After the end of his term, the former President of Russia receives the rights for state funded security at his permanent or temporary place of residence, as well as transport services. The law governing further activity provides for an assistant as well as the allocation of a specialized service area, ITAR-TASS reports.
Also, the former head of the state is allowed to use special hospitals, as well as receive a full life and health insurance, funded by the state. He is also given a summer residence in use until his death; in addition to that the ex-president receives a monthly wage of 75% of his presidential salary. The allocation of these funds can be withdrawn if the former president repeatedly receives the post of the head of the country or becomes a Prime Minister, governor etc.
Also the former president has diplomatic immunity – he is not subject to administrative or criminal liability for actions committed during his presidency. He cannot be detained, arrested or be subject to interrogations or searches. Exclusions are allowed only in the cases of very serious crimes.
Closest relatives and life companion of the former president are allowed to reside in the summer residence. They are also eligible for security and medical services that they were allowed to use when one of their family members fulfilled the duties of a President. After the death of a former president, his relatives are eligible to receive a monthly benefit, which is equal to a minimal retirement age pension amount, stated on the day of the death of the former president. Relatives are allowed to use work transport and state funded medical services for five years after the death of the former president.
Medvedev will receive 250 000 RUB (4 550 LVL) every month, which is 75% of his presidential salary, excluding medical services, security and special means of communication and transport. Also he is allowed to keep his official residence which is situated 15 km away from Moscow. The residence has both a residential and work area, as well as a helicopter landing pad.
Boris Yeltsin, on the other hand, received a summer residence with multiple structures on a 66 ha large territory. The state budget covered all costs. After Yeltsin’s death, his summer residence was given to his family.