Navalny announces all-Russia pension reform protest

Navalny announces all-Russia pension reform protest
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Novosibirsk, Belgorod, Krasnoyarsk, Krasnodar, Tomsk, Murmansk, Novokuznetsk and other cities and towns are going to oppose the new reform.

Alexey Navalny announced protest actions against the pension reform. According to him, the rallies will be held on July 1 across Russia; 20 cities have submitted applications for participation.

"Let's be honest here: the increased retirement age Putin and Medvedev initiated is simply a crime, a robbery of a few dozens of millions under the guise of "an overdue reform." We will be protesting against this whatever it takes, and we call on you to join us", Navalny posted on Instagram.

According to him, the cities that are not hosting the World Cup and therefore have the standard procedure for filing notices have done so. Novosibirsk, Belgorod, Krasnoyarsk, Krasnodar, Tomsk, Murmansk, Novokuznetsk and other cities and towns are going to oppose the new reform.

"This is a nationwide and countrywide protest. We encourage everyone to join the rally against the increased retirement age regardless of your political views and preferences. We do not care who you voted for yesterday. Take to the street now, or else you may not live to see your retirement benefits tomorrow, " Navalny wrote.

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