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The Russian state Duma finally approved a pension reform

Госдума России окончательно утвердила пенсионную реформуThe bill passed the third reading.

The Russian state Duma on Thursday passed in final third reading a bill which provides for increasing the retirement age by five years.

The bill provides for increasing the retirement age by five years from 60 to 65 years for men, from 55 to 60 for women.

In mid-July the Russian state Duma has approved in the first reading a government bill on the gradual increase in the retirement age to 65 years for men and 63 years for women. Pension reform sparked protests in dozens of Russian cities, and the sociological service recorded a decrease in the rating of President Vladimir Putin.

On 29 August in a televised address, Putin proposed to reduce the age of retirement for women to 60 years (instead of 63).

On 26 September the deputies of the state Duma has approved submitted by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin the amendment.

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