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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Happened: Putin has officially raised the retirement age of officials

Vladimir Putin signed the law on raising the retirement age for officials. We are talking about those who work in offices of government agencies and those who occupy political office. The law will come into effect from 1 January 2017. According to him, increase the age limit every year for six months. As a result, it should reach 65 years for men and 63 years for women. But, according to experts, the next ordinary Russians. According to them, raising the retirement age would happen immediately after the fall elections.

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

About the increase in the retirement age does not mean just lazy. So, for the raising the bar act, the Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev and former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin.

To start, officials decided with yourself. The relevant law was signed by President Vladimir Putin. However, according to experts interviewed by “MK” is not far off raising the retirement age for everyone else. We are talking about 65 years. It is not excluded that men and women “equal rights”.


Artem Deev, head of the analytical Department AMarkets:

“It is obvious that this is only the first step to ensure that the retirement age will be increased for all categories of citizens. Most likely after the fall elections. The measure is unlikely to cause delight in the population, especially the citizens, preparing to retire in the coming years, and begin to apply unpopular measures usually start in world practice it is with civil servants and officials. The question of how the measure is necessary, now by and large is not necessary: the reduction of Federal budget revenues, the growth of regional debt, the reduction of public reserves require the state to seek new opportunities for savings. Compounding the situation, the demographic picture: now the retirement age of the generation born in the late 50’s and early 60-ies, when there was an explosion in the birth rate, and the same time, they are replaced by generation of 90-ies, when on the contrary, the birth rate fell sharply. That is, in the next 5-6 years, the situation will only get worse: the number of pensioners will grow at a faster pace to the number of citizens of working age”.

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