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About 2.5 thousand people protest against raising retirement age in Russia

At the moment, the retirement age for women is 55 years, for men - 60 years
16:41, 29 July 2018

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In Moscow, about 2.5 thousand people are protesting against raising the retirement age. This was reported in the press service of the Moscow police, informs Interfax.

"On the Academician Sakharov avenue, a rally agreed by the Moscow authorities is held, involving about 2,500 people," the press service quotes.

It is noted that the police and Rosguard provide protection of public order and security.

We recall, yesterday in Russia, citizens also held rallies against pension reform. Then 6,5 thousand people took part in the protest in Moscow. On the streets came representatives of the Communist Party, the "Left Front", the union of the People's Patriotic Union of Russia, the Socialist Alternative movement. Representatives of the Communist Party faction applied for the action.

Earlier, the government of the Russian Federation introduced a draft law to the State Duma on the gradual increase in the retirement age to 65 years for men (by 2028) and 63 for women (by 2034). The State Duma supported the document in the first reading.

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