Medvedev said that the increase in the retirement age the hardest decision in 10 years
Moscow. 6 Dec. INTERFAX.RU — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called the decision to raise the retirement age in Russia the most difficult over the last decade and said that it is designed for the long term.
“Obviously, it was a difficult decision. Frankly, it was the hardest decision power over the last decade. Initially, everyone knew who was involved in the preparation, decision, such decisions do not add to the power of popularity”, — Medvedev said on Thursday in an interview to TV channels.
At the same time, stressed the head of government of the Russian Federation, “this hard-won decision.”
Speaking about the validity of the decisions taken on pension reform in Russia, Medvedev said:
We understand that such decisions can’t be reviewed often. Recall that previous decisions on this subject were accepted, conditionally, 70 years ago.News, world Bank: Russia’s economy will not have time to accelerate in set by Putin term
Elaborating on the decision to raise the retirement age, the Prime Minister stressed that “this solution is designed for the long term, despite the fact that we are very pleased that the life expectancy in our country, as worldwide, is growing, and this is the main synthetic indicator of the development of our state.”
The Prime Minister recalled that the pension reform, which was prepared by the government of the Russian Federation, “was quite simple and in many ways caused a very hard discussion.” “We understood that this option must be modified. Such a revision was carried out. The key proposals were made by the President of Russia on 29 August, the “United Russia” to it, by the way, and joined some other factions (the state Duma) here too helped. The result was a compromise package worked out,” — said Medvedev.