Putin stood up for pretensioners

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Vladimir Putinto: Alexei Druzhinin / RIA Novosti

President Vladimir Putin submitted to the state Duma amendments on the criminal liability of companies for unjustified denial of employment and dismissal of citizens approaching retirement age, the press service of the Kremlin.

In this case, the employers will face a fine of up to 200 thousand roubles, confiscation of income for eighteen months, or obligatory works for the term up to 360 hours.

Close to retirement age the head of state would take up to five years, “prior to the appointment of a person insured old-age pension”.

Putin first gave the interpretation of the concept of pre-retirement age on 29 August, when he announced the commutation of the pension reform. Then he said that he believes the introduction of criminal penalties for the dismissal of citizens approaching retirement age.

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