Putin’s decision to raise retirement age sinks approval rating, triggers nationwide protests

(Worthy News) – Russian President Vladimir Putin’s approval ratings have survived reports of high-level corruption and falling living standards in recent years, but they are now falling quickly because of a government plan to raise the national retirement age.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced last month that the state pension age would rise gradually beginning next year — from 55 to 63 for women and from 60 to 65 for men. The increase marks the first change to retirement age norms, which Soviet authorities established in the 1930s.

The announcement triggered anger and nationwide protests that appear likely to grow. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More…) ]

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