12.09.2018 | Putin rattled by pension reform backlash

The Russian president has been taken aback by widespread public protests over plans to raise the retirement age. We examine the controversy and assess its significance.

Click here to listen to Alaco's Head of Content, Yigal Chazan, interview our senior Russian specialist, Daria Plakhova-Freshville, on the backgrourd to the pension reform storm and its political and economic implications.