Full text of Vladimir Putin about pension changes

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Dear citizens of Russia! Dear friends.

16 June 2018, the Government submitted to the State Duma a bill on amendments to the pension system. On 19 July it was adopted by Parliament in first reading. His main, main goal is to ensure the sustainability and financial stability of the pension system for years to come. And that means not only preservation but also growth of income, pensions of current and future retirees.

To achieve these goals the bill, along with other measures, provides for a gradual increase in the retirement age. Understand how important these issues are significant for millions of people, for each person. So I appeal to you directly to talk in detail about all aspects of the changes proposed by the Government to indicate their position and to share with you their suggestions that I consider fundamental.