Medvedev made the introduction of anti-crisis plan in 2016 in the case of the deterioration of the situation

Medvedev made the introduction of anti-crisis plan in 2016 in the case of the deterioration of the situation


MOSCOW, November 11. The government expects to reduce inflation in 2016 to 7% and the resumption of economic growth, however, in the case of the deterioration of the situation can be captured by a new anti-crisis plan. This was stated by Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev in interview to “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”, which published on Wednesday.

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“If the situation will remain about the same as now, and we believe that next year inflation will fall to 7% and growth resumes – by the way, small signs that is, in this case, we will work on the usual scenario,” – said the Prime Minister.

If the situation will deteriorate “then, of course, we have to create a version of the anti-crisis plan for 2016”, said Medvedev, explaining that the authorities are obliged to consider the “most severe” scenario. “Look, the Prime Minister said, answering a question about the possibility of introducing anti-crisis plan next year. – Everything will depend on developments”.

As for this year, according to the head of the government, “overall, this (anti-crisis) plan worked well,” including because “what a number of us input is not needed”. “And the crisis was slightly softer, and other measures have helped,” said the Prime Minister.

“Worked well”

Medvedev also noted that in 2015 anti-crisis plan on the whole worked well, and the crisis itself was a little softer than expected.

According to him, the plan “are criticizing, because nobody never like the crisis, but the plan worked even if only because a number of us input is not needed”.

“And the crisis was slightly softer, and other measures have helped,” he concluded.

While Medvedev admitted that “the anti-crisis plan to live easier than in normal circumstances”, because “you have the amount of money and more especially to rely on”. According to him, before the authorities relied on additional funds that can be spent on priorities or underfunded areas. However, “now this is not there” and in conditions of low hydrocarbon prices and continued sanctions new revenues don’t arrive, he said.