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In Russia, a Dilemma for the Ages

Jul 12, 2018 | 09:15 GMT
This photo shows protesters rallying against the Russian government's proposal to raise the country's official retirement age.

Supporters of the Russian Communist Party hold red flags and a poster reading "No pension reform!" at a rally against the pension reform in the Russian Federation in central Simferopol on July 7, 2018.

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As part of its budget-tightening measures, the Kremlin is looking to raise the country's retirement age. Will the political costs of its plan outweigh the savings it brings?...

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