The Kremlin said Putin’s motives to speak out on pension reform

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Vladimir Putinto: Dmitry Azarov / Kommersant

Russian President Vladimir Putin decided to make an appeal on pension reform because of the importance of the issue, said press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov. His words leads RIA Novosti on Tuesday, August 28.

“Given the responses that there are, given the discussions that revolved around the retirement initiatives, and taking into account the resonance of this theme, the President believed that he needed to be spelled out and openly his point of view,” Peskov said.

He also answered negatively to the question, whether it is connected with the power rating.

The representative of the Kremlin recalled that the head of state previously spoke negatively about the government’s initiative to raise the age of retirement to 65 years for men and 63 years for women.

Earlier Tuesday, Putin said that will formulate and announce its position on pension reform on August 29. The head of state noted that the government’s decision will affect hundreds of millions of people, and therefore must be fair.

Major changes in the Russian pension system, the government announced in mid-June. July 19, the bill passed in the state Duma in the first reading. The second reading is scheduled for the autumn. The document’s authors point to the changing demographic situation in the country.

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