The new government of Russia will discuss raising the retirement age

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One of the first meetings of the new government will focus on the issue of raising the retirement age. About this newspaper “Kommersant” with reference to close to Cabinet sources.

According to interlocutors of the edition, as the basis for the new parameters of the retirement discusses the development of the Center for strategic initiatives Alexey Kudrin. According to him, the retirement age men is expected to increase from 60 to 65 years for men and from 55 to 60 years for women. The parameters of the increase could be mitigated through the intervention of Tatiana Golikova.

“This is a standard political practice — to carry out the most unpleasant initiative at the beginning of his second term in power”, — explained the newspaper source.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at the meeting can give instructions to relevant ministries on the development of the bill. In this case, it is not excluded, changes in force in 2019.

May 8, 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”.

According to the survey HeadHunter, only six percent of Russians consider it necessary to raise the retirement age. 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.

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