The Labor Ministry is planning a ‘retraining program’ for ‘pre-retirement-age’ Russians, but nobody knows what that means
Labor Minister Maxim Topilin told the State Duma’s Budget and Taxes Committee on Monday that the government will launch a program to retrain people of “pre-retirement age,” though nobody is quite sure what “pre-retirement age” is. Topilin says the government is planning to allocate about 5 billion rubles ($80.4 million) a year to the project.
The country’s ruling political party, United Russia, previously introduced the concept of “pre-retirement age,” proposing “additional social guarantees” for this group. But party officials haven’t actually specified what age group should be considered “pre-retirement.”