Millions of Russians work off the books. Known as "Garazhniki," they make furniture, fix cars and do odd jobs. Now, President Putin hopes to legalize them and collect taxes. But many think they'll resist.
Vladimir Putin had previously sought to distance himself from pension reform that has caused outrage in Russia. Now he has taken ownership of the unpopular reform and told Russians there is no other choice.
The uproar over US President Donald Trump's perceived gaffes during his meeting with his Russian counterpart appears to be water off Republican voters' backs. Clare Richardson finds out why in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Higher taxes, lower pensions: Russian citizens are paying for the privilege of hosting the World Cup with harsh cuts to social benefits. A major financial hangover is set to follow the world's biggest sporting event.
The Communist Party leader said the proposed changes mean that people will get their "pension in their coffins.” The proposal to increase the pension age is widely unpopular.
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