Peskov said Putin’s promise not to raise the retirement age

Peskov said Putin’s promise not to raise the retirement age

Moscow. June 15. INTERFAX.RU — the Press-Secretary noted that since 2005 the situation has changed.

Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Russia in recent years there have been major demographic changes, which allowed to consider the question of raising the retirement age.

So the press Secretary, commented on Putin’s words, uttered in 2005 that while he heads the government, the pension age in Russia will not increase.

“You’re talking about 2005. It is important that it was (pronounced) 13 years ago. Of course, (in Russian) changes from the point of view of demography, and from the point of view of economic development, changes in the international environment — no country exists in a vacuum,” said Sands.

He also drew attention to the fact that changes in life expectancy in Russia. “It’s quite a long time, and during this period in any country of the possible changes that affect the current situation”, — said Peskov.

Peskov said that Putin is not involved in the elaboration of the question associated with raising the retirement age, it is the prerogative of the government.

He announced that further pension reform will be discussed at the expert level. “(The discussion will take place) our legislators, the Executive branch,” — said the press Secretary of the President.

“Let’s wait for the result of the expert examination will be taken final shape of the reform,” concluded Sands.