January 01, 2004

Payback Time

As Russia begins to implement a pension reform plan that has been in the works for two years, seniors and working people take stock of Russia’s retirement system.


As a well-known astronomer, Vitaly Bronstein has authored a dozen books and over a hundred articles. He retired over two decades ago, when Russia was still part of the Soviet Union. Yet Bronstein is still working at 85 – he has just sent yet another article in for publication and is reviewing a book written by a colleague from Ukraine.

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