The statement says Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin has discussed Moscow's concern about the issue with his Turkmen counterpart, Rashid Meredov.
Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov announced the cuts on 25 January, linking the decision to statistical errors in the number of Turkmen citizens eligible for pensions.
Critics have linked the decision to shortcomings in the state pension fund.
Human rights advocates say the move will create problems for Turkmen families that had been relying on one pension.
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