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Illustration for news: “It is high time to raise Russia’s retirement age. This is a necessary measure as the number of retirees grows”, said Lilia Ovcharova, director for Social Studies and director of the Institute for Social Policy, HSE, in the interview to the Vesti.ru: Russia 24

“It is high time to raise Russia’s retirement age. This is a necessary measure as the number of retirees grows”, said Lilia Ovcharova, director for Social Studies and director of the Institute for Social Policy, HSE, in the interview to the Vesti.ru: Russia 24

Without any extra sources of the pension funding, the pensions can go only lower under the current demographic situation. The raise of the retirement age is the price we have to pay to keep the pensions growing.

Lilia Ovcharova, director for Social Studies and director of the Institute for Social Policy, HSE, believes that today we have the only window of opportunity to raise the retirement age with the minimum losses

In the comment to the 360 TV channel, Lilia Ovcharova underlined that Russia, unfortunately, does not have any other sources to raise the pensions.

Illustration for news: Oksana Sinyavskaya talks about the increase in retirement age

Oksana Sinyavskaya talks about the increase in retirement age

On June 14, 2018, Oksana Sinyavskaya, deputy director of the Institute for Social Policy, commented on the increase in retirement age on the Fifth Channel. 

On June 14, 2018, Oksana Sinyavskaya commented on the increase in retirement age on the Radio Liberty

In Russia the retirement age will increase. Oksana Sinyavskaya, deputy director of the Institute for Social Policy, argues on why the Government has now decided to proceed this unpopular reform.

Retirement age: from a stringent scenario to a moderate one

On June 10, 2018, the newspaper Vechernaya Moskva published on its website a column by Sergey Smirnov.

Illustration for news: A seminar for young researchers from Germany and Russia "Dialogue between Russian and German scientific schools. Topics, methods, theories, approaches"

A seminar for young researchers from Germany and Russia "Dialogue between Russian and German scientific schools. Topics, methods, theories, approaches"

On June 5-9, 2018 a seminar for young researchers from Germany and Russia "Dialogue between Russian and German scientific schools. Topics, methods, theories, approaches" was held at the Center for Qualitative Research of the Institute for Social Policy of the Higher School of Economics.

Illustration for news: On June 6, 2018, the Institute for Social Policy of the Higher School of Economics held a meeting of its regular seminar “Migration studies”

On June 6, 2018, the Institute for Social Policy of the Higher School of Economics held a meeting of its regular seminar “Migration studies”

Olga Vendina (Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences), and Emil Pain (Higher School of Economics and Institute of sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences) presented their book “Multiethnic City: the Challenges and Prospects of Cultural Diversity Management in Metapolicies.”

The International forum “Digital Economy: Inter-Sectoral and Territorial Unity of Market Development” heard the presentation by Pavel Shulgin

On May 31, 2018, a meeting of the International forum “Digital Economy: Inter-Sectoral and Territorial Unity of Market Development” took place at the World Trade Center in Moscow. Pavel Shulgin, director of the Centre for Regional Programs of Social and Cultural Development of the Institute for Social Policy, HSE, presented his paper on the topic “Cultural heritage as a driver of historical settlements’ social and economic Development.”

On May 28, 2018, the issue of monitoring “Russian Population in 2018: Income, Expenses and Social Well-being” with an overview of data for the first quarter of this year was published

The analysis presented in the monitoring is based on the Rosstat current statistics data, public data of the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) and other research agencies on social moods.

On May 25, 2018, Forbes magazine published an article by Lilia Ovcharova, director of the Institute, on the front page

A subject of the inequality, being as relevant as ever in the global perspective after the 2008 crisis, conquers more and more space in both the academic and the political discussions.  Even the International Monetary Fund, which traditionally focuses on the inequality as the basis of the forming of the savings to turn into the investments, analyzes in the annual report 2015 the negative influences of the inequality on the sustainable development…