The head of Rosstat said about the inevitability of raising the retirement age

The head of Rosstat said about the inevitability of raising the retirement age

Moscow. September 15. The retirement age in Russia should increase, the head of Rosstat Alexander Surinov.

“It is necessary to raise I ten years ago came to this, otherwise we will live” – Surinov said at a press conference Thursday in Moscow.

However, he noted that it was his opinion as a citizen and not as a government official. “I know the demographic forecast in our country, even the optimistic don’t we just live, someone has to work,” he said.

However, he referred to the experience of the neighbors of the Russian Federation, in particular Kazakhstan. “They understood it and implemented it before us,” he added.

However, the head of Rosstat stressed that raising the retirement age should move “gradually, explaining and explaining, encouraging, without offending and insulting people”. “But to move to it is necessary, everyone must understand that someone must work”, – concluded Suriname.

At the end of August 2016, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that decisions about raising the retirement age not been taken yet. He noted that against raising the retirement age in Russia are more than 90% of Russians. About the necessity of raising the retirement age, said former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin.

“From the point of view of prospects for the country, then Yes, it will happen. And what will be the scenario selected, what will the selected rate of increase, it depends on political leaders,” – said Kudrin. In turn, the Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev pointed out that after 2018 it is necessary to gradually raise the retirement age to 63 years. Currently, men retire at 60, women at 55.