The Kremlin declined to comment on the proposal to abolish contributory pension

The Kremlin refused to comment on the proposals about the abolition of the funded part of pensions in Russia. This was stated press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov.

“Can’t talk about the position [of the Kremlin on this issue],” said he, answering a corresponding question of journalists (quoted by TASS). Sands suggested that “mainly focus on the government’s position in this matter.”

Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, who oversees social unit in the Russian government, said that the draft Federal budget involves the freezing of the cumulative part of the pension for three years — from 2017 to 2019. She added that it is not excluded and the complete abolition of the cumulative part of the pension.

About the possibility of cancellation of the cumulative part of the pension in July, said the head of Ministry of labor Maxim Topilin.

In March, Reuters with reference to sources wrote that in the conditions of reduction of incomes of the budget of the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank started to discuss the abolition of mandatory funded pension and the transfer of the accumulative pension system on a voluntary basis. The Ministry of Finance to comment on this post then abandoned, and the press service of the Bank of Russia said that the variants in which the cumulative element of the pension system will be maintained.

In the same month, at a closed meeting with representatives of large Russian business, organized by RSPP, the Russian President Vladimir Putin promised not to cancel the mandatory funded part of pensions. This was told RBC participants. One of the participants of the meeting noted that the question on this subject was set casual”, and the answer was rather positive, however vague.