The Russians appreciated the idea of raising the retirement age

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Only six percent of Russians consider it necessary to raise the retirement age. This is evidenced by data survey, conducted by the HeadHunter experts, reports RIA Novosti.

A large part of the respondents — 53 percent — believe the current bar in 60 years for men and 55 years for women, the optimal age for retirement. About 35 percent in favor, six percent were undecided.

Advocating raising the retirement age is considered the best bar in the 63 years for men and 60 for women. Supporters of the reduction in average considered to be the best bar in the 54 years for men and 50 for women.

About 51 percent of respondents in favour of the reduction of the retirement age, workers aged 18 to 25 years. Among respondents over 45 years of age for the reduction of the retirement age voted for 17 percent of this age group, 71 percent considered the existing terms of the retirement optimal.

May 8, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the government’s proposal of raising the retirement age will be introduced in the lower house of Parliament in “the near future”.

In mid-April, the government officially acknowledged the issue of retirement age overdue. At the same time, Vnesheconombank’s analysts predicted that the retirement age will start to increase already from 2020.

Experts Ranepa previously published a report about the inevitability of raising the retirement age, the innovation is also former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin.

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