Foreign Affairs
Protests in Russia against raising of retirement ages

In Russia there have been renewed protests against the Government’s plans to increase the retirement age as part of its pension reforms. Protests were spread throughout 80 different towns around Russia.

According to the Government’s plans as from next year the retirement age for men is to be raised from the current 60 to 65 years and that of women increased from 55 to 60. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) the life expectancy for men in Russia averages 65 and 77 years for women.

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