The leader of the movement "For the Rights of Women in Russia", an honorary lawyer of Russia, Lyudmila Aivar, proposed equating cohabitation with marriage, the NSN news agency reported.
According to her, cohabitation needs legal confirmation.
"Civil marriages, namely cohabitation, do not entail legal consequences like registered marriages," said Aivar.
She explained that in an unregistered relationship, in the event of the death of one of the spouses, the inheritance does not go to the other. The division of jointly acquired property is also impossible.
"This suggests that either we must recognize cohabitation as a kind of partnership with the establishment of the legal fact of being actually in a marriage relationship. Or, as in France, we can allow a certain PAX to be concluded, this is not a marriage, this is an agreement according to which our citizens - men and women living together can subsequently determine their property status in relation to each other, "said Aivar, noting that this would be fair.
Earlier, the head of the Patriarchal Commission on Family Affairs, Archpriest Dimitri Smirnov, compared wives living in a civil marriage with free prostitutes.
Father Dmitry himself explained his words by the fact that by doing so he tried to attract men to marry and did not want to condemn the weaker sex.