Putin said that a final decision on retirement yet

© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikova in potomacfever Putin during a visit to the stadium of Kaliningrad in the course of his working trip to Kaliningrad. 20 July 2018Putin said that a final decision on retirement yet© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikovite the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that a final decision on the issue of changes to pension legislation you want to listen to all opinions, but does not assess those who have a PR on this topic.

«It is sad to talk about such things, but when decisions of this magnitude and for such sensitive people, you need to appeal with specific things and real professional forecasts. So the final decision yet», — Putin told reporters at a meeting with volunteers in Kaliningrad on Friday.

«The law passed in the first reading, it does not accept any additions, amendments. Of course, I’ll have to listen to all opinions, all points of view on this subject, see the debate that will unfold may be now unfolding,» continued the Russian President.

«Of course, you need to listen to those people who are not PR on this sensitive subject for millions of people and propose something sensible, sensible, guided by the interests of the country and citizens,» he added.

The state Duma at plenary session on Thursday has approved in the first reading a government bill on changes in pension legislation. Approval of the draft in the first reading only specifies base rate. As reported on Thursday, the speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin, in the discussion of the amendments will provide not one but more than two months the Duma Committee on labour and social policy decided to extend the period from 18 August to 24 September.


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.

Putin said that a final decision on retirement yet© Integrationalist retirement in different countries