Forbes chose the most influential Russians

An Aurus Senat Limousine is seen through a security glass at the 2018 Moscow International Auto Salon in Moscow Russia

An Aurus Senat Limousine is seen through a security glass at the 2018 Moscow International Auto Salon in Moscow Russia

It was automatically topped by President Vladimir Putin, as he is in second place in the global ranking of the most influential people in the world, the compilers of the Russian rating explain. But the move to raise the retirement age suddenly brought the public's focus back to Russia's domestic malaise - and Putin's approval rating dropped to a level last seen just before the annexation of Crimea.

The government's proposal to raise the pension age prompted unusual street protests, with demonstrators taking to the streets earlier this summer to express their opposition to the government proposal to reform the pension system, a legacy of the social safety net Russian Federation inherited from the Soviet Union.

Based on the new retirement ages, the number of pensioners in Russian Federation will reach 37 million in 2035, compared with 42.5 million under the current system.

Plans to increase the retirement age to 63 from 55 for women, and to 65 from 60 for men, were announced in June, when Russian Federation was in the grip of World Cup euphoria. But he did not offer to change the proposed figure for men, which is rising from 60 to 65.

Putin proposed a few other concessions. In Russia, the average life expectancy for women is 78 and 67 for men.

Adjustments to the pension reform proposed by Putin would cost the state budget a around 500 billion roubles over the next six years and would "require adjustments to. budget plans", Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said.

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Russia's economy has been hobbled in recent years by falling oil prices and Western sanctions over the 2014 annexation of Crimea. The reform was announced in June by the government, and Putin has refrained from commenting on the subject for weeks. Alexei Navalny, one of Putin's biggest opponents, has called for nationwide demonstrations September 9, but on Monday, he was jailed for 30 days.

He said about 120 Aurus vehicles would be produced next year, adding that the off-road vehicle was expected to enter serial production by the beginning of 2020, RIA reported.

Putin's version is also bomb-proof and is even slightly bigger than the American president's specially adapted Cadillac.

Although Putin is famous for his annual marathon call-in TV shows in which he talks directly to ordinary Russians via video link, he rarely gives televised speeches to the nation. For example, he did not give a nationally televised address in 2014 when Russian Federation moved to send troops to Crimea and eventually annex the territory from Ukraine.

The issue has proved politically sensitive for Putin, who was re-elected in March, and prompted protests across Russian Federation after it was announced on June 14, the day Russian Federation played the first match of its soccer World Cup.

Alexei Kudrin, chairman of the Audit Chamber and one of the earliest proponents of the reform, welcomed Putin's proposals, calling them "well-thought out and crucial for the nation to be able to achieve its goals".

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