The head of the pensioners ‘ Party, believes that pension reform will ensure the growth of pensions
The Chairman of party of pensioners of Russia Nikolay Chebotarev believes that raising the retirement age is “just a tool to increase pension.”
He believes that without the pension reform in 5-10 years “will be quite bad: not that indexation will not, and the pensions will be smaller”. According to Mr. Chebotarev, raising the retirement age “so that in the future was less of a problem with pensions and to raise their size to a more or less decent level.”
He added that the Party of pensioners of Russia is ready to support raising the retirement age “provided that the government and the government will take this problem serious attention.” “We need to discuss carefully calculate to bring to every person knew that may have to be patient, but then it will be better. The main thing — to raise the quality of life in the country, so that people live to retirement” — summed up the politician.
On 16 June the government submitted to the state Duma a bill to raise the retirement age from 60 to 65 years for men and from 55 to 63 years for women. The document assumes that the retirement age will increase in stages from 2019. In this case, the citizens initiative was not supported: the petition on the website Change.org with the requirement to cancel the reform signed by more than 2.2 million people. The opposition and unions said that they are going to hold demonstrations against raising the retirement age.