Golikova told details about the retraining of persons close to retirement age

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Traveloperator in fotomonster President of the government of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova at a press conference on changes in pension legislation. 31 August 2018Golikova told details about the retraining of persons close to retirement age© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Traveloperator the image Bank

There are no concerns about a possible growth of unemployment against the background of increasing the number of potential workers because of retrained people close to retirement age, said Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova at a press conference in MIA «Russia today».

«No, not fear. We have no such risks. We believe that we have the opportunity to provide the people and pre-retirement age the same opportunity that is available to young people» he said, answering the question of how justified retraining for people close to retirement age and there are no concerns over rising unemployment due to the fact that the potential workforce in the labour market will be more.

Deputy Prime Minister added that some of the people who continue to work beyond retirement age, «also can take advantage of this opportunity.»

The state Duma on July 19 adopted in first reading a government bill on changes in pension legislation. The change is expected to make phased from 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.

On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered a half-hour address to the Russians, which stated that the main objective of the pension changes — the stability and sustainability of the pension system. According to him, to postpone change any longer, it’s irresponsible, and hesitation in this matter may endanger the stability and security of the Russian Federation. The President stressed that the decision on pensions is a difficult, but necessary, urged Russians to be sensitive to future innovations.

Meanwhile, Putin proposed a number of measures that will allow mitigate their decisions. In particular, according to him, the age of retirement for women in Russia must be 60 years instead of the government 63, 65 for men. Other plans include a large mother should have the right of early retirement, the terms of pensions for the indigenous peoples of the North should be retained, unemployment benefits for those approaching retirement age is increased, and for the dismissal before retirement, you need to enter administrative and even criminal liability. Proposals to change the pension system in the near future will be formalized as amendments to the bill and submitted for consideration to the state Duma, said Putin.


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.

Golikova told details about the retraining of persons close to retirement age© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in photosangelina Vladimir Putin to change pension legislation