Volodin called the date of the meeting in the state Duma on pension changes

Volodin called the date of the meeting in the state Duma on pension changes

MOSCOW, 29 Sep — RIA Novosti. Meeting of the working group of the state Duma on perfection of the pension legislation is scheduled for August 31, it was reported to journalists by the Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin.


On Wednesday the President of Russia Vladimir Putin made a televised address in which he announced a number of measures to mitigate the proposed government changes in pension legislation.

“On 31 August in the state Duma scheduled meeting of the working group created following the results of parliamentary and public hearings on improvement of the pension legislation, which, together with the deputies included representatives of the government, the Federation Council, the chamber of accounts, civil society, trade unions, business, scientific community and experts,” — said Volodin.

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.