The state Duma Committee supported the pension reform

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Photo: Vladimir Fedorenko / RIA Novosti

The state Duma Committee on health supported the government bill on changes in pension legislation. It is reported RIA Novosti on Tuesday, July 17.

On Tuesday, the bill will also address the relevant Committee on labour and social policy and the Committee co-contractor for regional policy and problems of North and Far East. After the presentation of the findings of the lower house of Parliament will consider in the first reading.

The head of the Duma Committee on labor, social policy and veterans ‘ Affairs Yaroslav Nilov said that the authorities of the 77 regions welcomed the initiative of the Cabinet to increase retirement age

In mid-June, the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev announced a wide-ranging pension reform. The main change is the raising the age of retirement to 65 years for men and 63 years for women. The authors explain the need for reform demographic changes in the country: the current system cannot meet the growing number of pensioners a decent benefit. The authorities claim that social benefits for the elderly will be saved.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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