You might have thought that you would be safe from discussion about Russia during a retirement segment. You were wrong. A newly proposed policy announced as many were watching the Russian national team defeat Saudi Arabia five to nil during the opening game of the World Cup would raise the Russian state pension age from sixty to sixty-five for men by twenty-twenty eight and from fifty five to sixty-three for women by twenty-thirty four. Raising the retirement age to the mid-sixties hardly sounds like anything to be especially upset about, but many Russians are infuriated.
Anirban tells us more.