Workers in a lift before descending into Vorgashorskaya mine near the far north city of Vorkuta, Russia. Photo: Reuters

The ‘prisoners’ of Vladimir Putin’s pension reform above Russia’s Arctic Circle

Russian president wants to raise men’s pension age to 60 in the far north, but in one of the small mining towns the life expectancy is only 56

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Workers in a lift before descending into Vorgashorskaya mine near the far north city of Vorkuta, Russia. Photo: Reuters
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