Experts said the failure of the protest against pension changes

Experts said the failure of the protest against pension changes

The small number of demonstrations against changes to pension legislation to which in Russia was basically the only asset of the Communists, show the failure of the protest, the crisis of the Communist party as the main organizer of the shares, and sufficient explanation of the need of innovations in the pension system, according to experts interviewed by RIA Novosti.


MOSCOW, 2 sen — RIA of news. In several Russian cities on Sunday took part in rallies against changes in the pension legislation, was agreed two actions. In procession and meeting of the Communist party on Sakharov Avenue, according to the interior Ministry, was attended by about 6 thousand people, more than 2 times less than planned. Initially in the application of the Communists reported the number to 15 thousand people. Rallied in the capital and “Fair Russia”, for this action, according to law enforcement, there were about 1.5 thousand participants. The stated number was also high — 2 thousand people.

The state Duma in July passed in the first reading a government bill suggesting a gradual increase in age of retirement to 65 years for men and 63 years for women. However, Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed several measures to mitigate the decision, which he announced in a televised address to the Russians. In particular, the President called for the age of retirement for women at age 60, early retirement for mothers of large families and the introduction of measures for the protection of persons close to retirement age. His proposal will be formalized as amendments to the law submitted to the Duma. Experts said that the President’s proposed revision of the pension bill intensifies its social orientation, resulting in criticism of the document is greatly diminished.

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