Moskalkova commented on a bill to raise the retirement age

Moskalkova commented on a bill to raise the retirement age

MOSCOW, 11 Dec — RIA Novosti. The Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova said that the proposed changes of pension legislation — a “bill on raising the age, and on increasing pensions”.

On Wednesday, the presidential Council on human rights (HRC) holds a special meeting “a Draft pension reform in the context of human rights”.

“The bill which is submitted to the State Duma, is not reform, this bill concerning one law and one group of public relations. This bill is not about increasing age, and increasing pensions — that’s the idea was,” Moskalkova said during the meeting.

Now the standard age of retirement in Russia is 60 and 55 years for men and women respectively prescribed by law the retirement age established in the 1930-ies. The question of raising the retirement age has been discussed for quite some time. The need for this is caused by growing life expectancy and the inability to provide a decent pension in circumstances when the number of employees in the country decreases, while the number of pensioners, by contrast, is growing. Today, in most countries the retirement age is 60-65 years.