retirement age

Bill on pension reform adopted in Russia

The Russian State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, has adopted the bill on pension reform in the third and final reading. According to the bill, the age of 65 years would be set as retirement age for men, and 60 years for …

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Russian women's retirement age softened

Russia's State Duma adopted amendments proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin to raise the retirement age for women by five years instead of eight under pension-reform legislation that has prompted large protests. The …

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Putin explains retirement age reform (VIDEO)

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his televised address today that the retirement age for women should be 60 rather than 63, according to the president's official address posted on the Kremlin website.  …

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Russia's pension reform to be adopted in first reading

Accounts Chamber of Russia has found several shortcomings in the government’s bill on raising the retirement age, while having no conceptual remarks to the document, according to the letter to the Chairman of the Duma Committee on …

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Russia's government raises retirement age and VAT

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the retirement age and value-added tax (VAT) will be raised in Russia.  The PM said that the Russian government proposed to raise the retirement age to 65 for men …

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Will Russia raise retirement age?

Russia's government is discussing the issue of raising retirement age, but it is too early to talk about concrete decisions, the Russian Minister of Labor and Social Protection Maxim Topilin said. "The …

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Is Russia worst country to be elderly?

Russia is No. 40 among 43 countries in the 2017 Global Retirement Index, published today by Natixis Global Asset Management, just above India, Greece and Brazil. According to data compiled by Natixis, several factors affected the …

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Retirement age increased to 65 years in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed a decree approving the law that envisages amendments to the law on labor pension. The retirement age will be raised to 65 years within 4 years for men and 10 years for …

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Ulyukayev tells what Russia should do next

The Russian Minister of Economic Development Alexei Ulyukayev published an article titled 'What to do next? in the Vedomosti newspaper today. He outlined there his program of actions which would allow the Russian economy to grow every year by 7%, as it was in the early 2000s. The Minister bases his arguments on the premise that the world economy has changed dramatically and only those developing countries that are able to adapt to these changes will keep high growth rates. "In this situation, Russia's economic policy should be aimed at increasing the potential growth, which can be achieved through better use of labor resources, accumulation of capitals through the growth of investments and increasing productivity," Ulyukayev believes.

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