Chairman of State Duma on retirement-age increase: "We build recreation grounds for you!"
The chairman of the State Duma did not rule out the cancellation of pensions due to the budget deficit.
Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Volodin did not rule out the cancellation of pensions because of the budget deficit, he stated at a meeting with residents of Zavodsky district of Saratov, FreeNews-Volga reports.
"Whether you will get state pensions or not is uncertain, as the budget is deficient," Volodin said.
Residents of Saratov criticized the possible retirement-age increase in Russia. One of the women present at the meeting said that she could not live up to retirement. In response, Volodin tried to laugh off: "Why could not you live up? We build recreation grounds for you! Our purpose is not only to live up but to outlast!"
Volodin called the issue of pension reform "a tough call." The Chairman of the State Duma promised that it would be separately discussed by the federal parliament with the participation of the representative of the government of the Russian Federation and deputies. Volodin also said that he would meet and cover this matter with the citizens after the State Duma meeting on August 21 in Moscow.
In June, Russian authorities announced preparations for the retirement-age increase: from 55 to 63 for women and from 60 to 65 for men.