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Russians are pissed at Putin for making them work longer. He’s got no plan to fix it. – VICE News

Russians are pissed at Putin for making them work longer. He’s got no plan to fix it. – VICE News

“I think this is catastrophic for Putin,” Anders Aslund, a former economic advisor to Putin’s predecessor, Boris Yeltsin, told VICE News.

On October 3rd, he broke that promise — unleashing a wave of discontent across Russia that some observers are calling one of the biggest domestic political challenges the Russian leader has ever faced.

Just a few years ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin looked deep into a television camera and promised Russians that he’d never, ever raise their retirement age.

Just a few years ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin looked deep into a television camera and promised Russians that he’d never, ever raise their retirement age.

“I think this is catastrophic for Putin,” Anders Aslund, a former economic advisor to Putin’s predecessor, Boris Yeltsin, told VICE News.

Source: news.vice.com
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