The project of raising the retirement age can make to the state Duma in the coming days

© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova in photobacteria of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. Archival photoThe project of raising the retirement age can make to the state Duma in the coming days© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova the image Bank

The government of the Russian Federation in the coming days plans to introduce a bill to raise the retirement age, the final version can be taken after the holidays, told journalists the Minister of labour and social protection of Russia Maxim Topilin.

According to him, has already started intensive work in the public mode with the employers and trade unions.

«The bill when you arrive at the site of the Duma will gather different proposals,» he said. Topilin said that the bill goes to the lower house of the next few days. «In the coming days, coming days,» — said the Minister. «We expect this session to accept the first reading of the bill, finally — after the holidays,» he added.

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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