A new government will raise the retirement age for men and women for 5 years

Новое правительство РФ повысит пенсионный возраст мужчин и женщин на 5 лет

One of the first meetings of the new government of Russia will be devoted to the issue of raising the retirement age. About this newspaper “Kommersant” with reference to close to Cabinet sources.

According to interlocutors of the edition, as the basis for the new parameters of the retirement discusses the development of the Center for strategic initiatives Alexey Kudrin. According to him, the retirement age men is expected to increase from 60 to 65 years for men and from 55 to 60 years for women. The parameters of the increase could be mitigated through the intervention of Tatiana Golikova.

“This is a standard political practice — to carry out the most unpleasant initiative at the beginning of his second term in power”, — explained the newspaper source.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at the meeting can give instructions to relevant ministries on the development of the bill. In this case, it is not excluded, changes in force in 2019.

As previously reported “FACTS” may 8, Medvedev said that the government’s proposal of raising the retirement age will be introduced in the lower house of Parliament in “the near future”. At the same time the Russian Prime Minister recalled that the previous retirement age was taken in the 30-ies of the last century, when life expectancy was around 40 years. Since then, life in the country, in his opinion, has changed for the better. Also changed “conditions and opportunities, and the desire of people to work, and the period of active life”

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