MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered concessions to the government's highly controversial pension changes.
The government's plan to increase the retirement age for men and women has sparked much dissatisfaction and put Putin's approval ratings under pressure. 2014 Crimea annexation. The Russian parliament has passed the first reading of the reform, but it still has to finalize it.
Putin said in a televised address on Wednesday without raising the retirement age. The Russian pension system "would break down and eventually collapse"
He offered concessions that the retirement age of women should rise from 55 to 60 years, lower than the previously proposed figure of 63. But he did not offer the suggested number for men to change, which rises from 60 to 65.
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