“A Just Russia” party suggests decreasing retirement age in new regions

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“A Just Russia - For the Truth” faction at the State Duma lower house of the Russian parliament has brought forward a lawbill to the Russian Cabinet which suggests setting the retirement age at 60 years for men and at 55 years for women in the Donbass Republics and the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions.
 
On October 3, 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the laws on phased increase in the retirement age to 65 for men and 60 for women.
 
“The retirement age was 60 years for men and 55 for women in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republic before their accession to Russia, while in the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions it was 60 years,” Russia’s TASS news agency quoted “A Just Russia” leader Sergey Mironov as saying. “Consequently, retirement eligibility has worsened for our new residents. This situation needs urgent improvement because living conditions in these regions are more difficult than elsewhere in Russia.”
 
The proposed measure “will restore social justice and motivate to work in these territories,” he added.
 
The Party’s amendments to the law “On Insurance Pensions” apply to persons with a length of pensionable service of 15 years or more starting March 18, 2014 if they worked in the Lugansk or Donetsk People’s Republics or the Zaporozhye or Kherson regions, said TASS which has a copy of the proposed law.
The Lugansk People’s Republic, Donetsk People’s Republic and Zaporozhye and Kherson regions acceded to Russia on September 30, 2022 following the unification referenda.*i*v

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