Matviyenko called “unacceptable” freezing the indexation of pensions

Valentina Matvienko

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Currently, the script by freezing the indexation of pensions in Russia is “unacceptable”, the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko. So she said to the publication “Vedomosti”, which reported that the economic development Ministry has predicted zero growth in pensions until 2035

The Ministry of economic development today there are no documents with a negative forecast regarding the size of pensions and other economic indicators. This was stated by the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko, reports “Interfax”.

“No official documents with such apocalyptic predictions, we have not received. It’s hard for me to comment if I haven’t seen any official document. While it is, in my opinion, does not exist,” she told reporters.

According to her, the script by freezing the indexation of pensions in Russia “unacceptable,” such a document if he was sent to the upper house of Parliament, will not be accepted. She stressed that Russian law annually defines the level of indexing of pension payments depending on inflation.

“As for the alleged forecast that will be frozen the indexation of pensions in the coming years, this is absolutely unacceptable. This forecast can not be accepted in our state, which under the Constitution is the social”, — said the speaker.

According to Matvienko, in the last time in Russia “many want to give micro-, macroeconomic forecasts, they are all different. “This discordance in it. The impression that many do not give rest to the glory [of the astrologer Pavel] Globa. We must all calm down and everyone to do their work”, — said the speaker.

So Matvienko commented on the publication of the newspaper “Vedomosti”, journalists of which acquainted with the target version of the macroeconomic forecast of Ministry of economic development until 2035, according to which in the next 20 years Russia will not be real growth of pensions. According to the publication, the government want to increase the growth rate of the economy due to the increase in the number of employed persons (by increasing the retirement age for men to 65 years for women to 63 years), investment and productivity.

The publication pointed out that in this scenario the number of pensioners in Russia will decrease by 2035 to 23%. Raising the retirement age will be accompanied by a sharp drop in the level of pensions.

According to the head of the Center for strategic development Alexey Kudrin, pension payments will rise only if the increase in the retirement age. On may 29 the TV channel “Russia 24”, he said that over the next six years the pension is increased by 30%, it is necessary to raise the retirement age.

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