Putin tells in a televised address about his attitude to pension reform

Putin tells in a televised address about his attitude to pension reform

Moscow. 28 Aug. INTERFAX.RU —Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to announce its position on the bill on amendments to the pension system in the format of a televised address, said the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.


He confirmed that the President’s statement is expected on Wednesday, August 29.

Earlier today at a meeting on socio-economic issues in Omsk Vladimir Putin said that maybe Wednesday will Express their attitude to pension reform that increased the age of retirement.

“I will soon, maybe tomorrow their attitude details will formulate and make an appropriate announcement,” he said.

Earlier, Putin only once publicly commented on the proposal to increase the retirement age. Then he said that he doesn’t like any version of reform. “No I don’t like (reform scenario — if) associated with increasing age. And I assure you and the government Cabinet there are few people, if any, who like it,” said July 20, during communication with volunteers, Putin.

The Russian state Duma on July 19 adopted in first reading a government bill on changes in pension legislation, including by raising the retirement age. Currently, he is preparing to adopt in the second reading.

The bill provides for the raising of the retirement from 55 and 60 years for women and men to 63 and 65 years respectively.

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