Putin: women should retire at 60, men at 65

Putin: women should retire at 60, men at 65

MOSCOW, 29 Sep — RIA Novosti. Age of retirement for women in Russia must be 60 years instead of the government 63, 65 for men, said Russian President Vladimir Putin in a televised address to the nation.


Putin noted that the draft law proposes to increase the retirement age for women for eight years to 63 years, while for men it increased by five years.

“That will not do, of course. This is wrong. In our country the treatment of women particular, careful. We understand that they are not only working on the primary place of employment, they, as a rule, the whole house, taking care of family, raising children, care of grandchildren. The retirement age for women should not rise by more than for men. Therefore, I consider it necessary to reduce the proposed bill raising the retirement age for women from eight to five years”, — said the President of the Russian Federation.

Full text of Vladimir Putin to citizens of Russia published on the official Kremlin website.