In Moscow rally against changes to pension legislation

© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye in fotobasketball political party of Communist party Gennady Zyuganov during a protest against the change in pension legislation. 28 July 2018In Moscow rally against changes to pension legislation© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye the image Bank

About 6.5 thousand people took part in agreed with the authorities of the campaign against the pension changes, which took place on Prospekt Akademika Sakharova in Moscow, reported on the website of the MIA.

«On the Academician Sakharov Avenue ended, as agreed by the authorities of the city of Moscow public event, the Police and Regardie provided law enforcement and security. Violations of public order is not allowed», — stated in the message.

Earlier, the Metropolitan Department of regional security and anti-corruption reported that the mayor’s office agreed to the Communist party, the holding of shares changes in pension legislation on 28 July in the city centre.

Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov, addressing to gathered, has criticized the bill, noting that the rally came representatives of the various communities. «We came together today: women, unions, veterans, Communists, patriots, «Left front», he said.

Also agreed with the local authorities, the rallies were held in Khabarovsk and Samara. In Khabarovsk, the supporters of the Communist party and the citizens of red flags and banners went on the Komsomolskaya square, one of the Central in the city. In Samara, the rally in the square «Motherland», according to the interior Ministry in the region, about 400 people came.

The state Duma on July 19 adopted in first reading a government bill on changes in pension legislation, he suggests raising the age of retirement to 65 years for men and 63 years for women. The changes will be phased in 2019. The house approved the basic provisions of the document, from now until September 24, it will collect amendments, which will then be a vote in the second and third readings and consideration in the Federation Council.

The government explained that the proposed changes of pension to non-working pensioners it is planned to increase in 2019 on the average on 1 thousand rubles, and by 2024 it is expected to average retirement of about 20 thousand roubles a month, corresponding to growth of approximately 35% compared with the level in 2018.

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.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he does not like any of the proposed options for raising the retirement age and the Russians «see no good» that will not be able to retire when planned. But it should be based on economic assessment — if nothing changes, the pension system in the future could burst, he said. Strap the current retirement age was set back in 1956, when a pensioner had a 3.7 operating, and life expectancy was 67 years, but now for every pensioner there are only two employees, and the average life expectancy rose to 73-74 years, explained Putin.

No final decision yet, we should listen to all opinions, but does not assess those who have a PR on this topic, concluded the head of state.

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