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Report from social networks: rallies against raising the retirement age in Russian cities

The shares did not touch the cities where the 2018 World Cup is held and special security rules apply.

Meeting against the pension reform in Ivanovo. Photo by 1000inf.ru

Meeting against the pension reform in Ivanovo. Photo by 1000inf.ru

July 1 in several Russian cities are actions against raising the retirement age. They are also supported by supporters of Alexei Navalny, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation and Fair Russia.

Supporters of Navalny applied to places where there are no restrictions on holding mass events because of the World Cup. The rallies were also agreed in Abakan, Arkhangelsk, Irkutsk, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Lipetsk, Magadan, Novokuznetsk, Omsk, Chelyabinsk, Khabarovsk and Perm.

 

On June 14, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced the government’s plans to raise the retirement age. Changes are planned to be made gradually: until 2028 for men and up to 2034 for women. The total retirement age should be 65 and 63 years, respectively.

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