Moskalkova has supported the initiative of raising the retirement age

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotoballoon on human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova. Archival photoMoskalkova has supported the initiative of raising the retirement age© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

The Commissioner for human rights in Russia Tatiana Moskalkova supports the initiative to raise the age of retirement, as under the current system many people because of their age are excluded from social life.

The Russian government on Thursday approved a bill to raise the age of retirement to 65 years for men (in 2028) and 63 years for women (2034). The increase will be scheduled in phases, starting in 2019.

«Monitoring that I spend together with their apparatus in terms of the future of this reform shows that it should be maintained, as most of the active population refuses off from the social life given the fact that the increased life expectancy and active part of the population has grown,» she said to RIA Novosti.

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.

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