The new government of Russia will discuss raising the retirement age

One of the first meetings of the new government will focus on the issue of raising the retirement age. This writes the Kommersant with reference to close to Cabinet sources.

According to interlocutors of the edition, as the basis for the new parameters of the retirement discusses the development of the Center for strategic initiatives, Alexei Kudrin. According to him, the retirement age men is expected to increase from 60 to 65 years for men and from 55 to 60 years for women. The parameters of the increase might be mitigated by intervention Tatyana Golikova.

“This is a standard political practice — to carry out the most unpleasant initiative at the beginning of his second term in power”, — explained the newspaper source.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev following the meeting may give instructions to relevant ministries on the development of the bill. In this case, it is not excluded, changes in force in 2019.

may 8, Medvedev announced that the proposals of the government about raising the retirement age will be introduced in the lower house of Parliament in “the near future”.