The Russians spoke out strongly against raising the retirement age

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Photo: Maksim Blinov / RIA Novosti

The vast majority of Russians — 92% against raising the retirement age to 65 years for men and 63 years for women, reform approve only eight percent of citizens. On Thursday, June 14, RIA Novosti reported, citing a poll of holding “ROMIR”.

The idea of the government is also supported by 12 percent of young people aged 18-24 years. In the other age groups, the level of rejection reaches 92-93 percent, the survey showed.

More than half of citizens are satisfied with the current parameters of the pension system. About 58 percent of Russians believe that men should retire at 60 years. Almost a third of respondents — 32 percent — believes that men have the sense to retire even earlier — from 50 to 58 years. On average, citizens believe that the pension age for men should come in 59 years.

About 60 percent of respondents believe that 55 years is a fair age for retirement for women. The average result on the optimal retirement age for women is 54 years.

June 14, the government may submit to the state Duma a bill to raise in Russia the retirement age. While deputies will be asked the toughest: 65 years for men and 63 years for women.

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