The Communist party intends to hold a protest against changes in pension legislation

© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikova in fotobasketball political party of Communist party Gennady Zyuganov. Archival photoThe Communist party intends to hold a protest against changes in pension legislation© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikovite the image Bank

The Communist party intends to hold a nationwide protest against the changes in pension legislation July 28, said the leader of the CPRF Gennady Zyuganov at the plenary session of the Communist party on Saturday.

Fifth the June Plenum of the Central Committee of the Communist party takes place on Saturday in the Wellness center «Snegiri» in Moscow region.

«July 28, we will hold all-Russian action of protest (against changes in the pension law),» said Zyuganov gathered.

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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