Sands said there were no plans to raise the retirement age


Moscow. December 9. The President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin still has no plans to raise the retirement age.

“No. The Kremlin has no such plans,” – said Peskov told reporters on Wednesday.

He said that has no information about the creation of an expert Council to discuss pension reform. “I had no such information and continued to insist that this is a topic rather for the government”, – said the press Secretary of the President.

The newspaper “Kommersant” writes on Tuesday that authorities are intent in February of 2016 to announce the establishment of the Expert Council discussion of pension reform – patterns, designed to prepare public opinion for the increase in the retirement age. Although a final decision on the reform is still pending, we are talking about the running in future Council in January-February 2016 start increasing the retirement age from 2016 first for women younger than born in 1961, and then for the younger men, born in 1971, says the publication.