Medvedev’s mea culpa

“Pension reform was hardest decision of the past decade”
Medvedev’s mea culpa
07 December 09:51 2018 Print This Article

Russia’s prime minister  said that this summer’s decision to raise the retirement age was the hardest the authorities have had to make in the past 10 years.

Dmitry Medvedev, who became prime minister in 2012 and served as Russia’s president for a four-year term starting in 2008, announced plans to raise the pension age in June. The announcement sparked mass dissatisfaction and protests across the country, leading to a drop in the approval ratings of President Vladimir Putin and the ruling United Russia party. Putin signed the pension increase into law in October.

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