The Kremlin has responded to the increase in the retirement age

massive demographic changes that have occurred in Russia over the last years made it possible to consider raising the retirement age, said press Secretary of the President Vladimir Putin. His words are quoted by “Interfax” on Friday, June 15.

As the representative of the Kremlin responded to the request of journalists to comment on the words of the President that the retirement age will not increase.

“You’re talking about 2005. It is important that it was [pronounced] 13 years ago. Of course, changes from the point of view of demography, and from the point of view of economic development, changes in the international environment — no country exists in a vacuum,” said Sands.

He also drew attention to the fact that changes in life expectancy in the country.

June 14 Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced about raising the retirement age from 2019. For men this figure will be raised to 65 years and for women to 63 years. For some categories of citizens existing pension benefits will be preserved.