More than 1,000 detained as protests over pensions sweep Russia

More than 1,000 detained as protests over pensions sweep Russia

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MOSCOW — A government plan to increase the age for collecting state pensions brought protests across Russia’s 11 time zones Sunday even though the opposition leader who called them was in jail. More than 1,000 people were reportedly detained.

The plan calls for the eligibility age for retirement pensions to be raised by five years, to 65 for men and 60 for women. Opposition to it spans the political spectrum.

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