Medvedev called the main difference of the new anti-crisis plan


Moscow. 2 February. The anti-crisis plan 2016 in contrast to a similar document last year, contains measures for the development of the economy in the medium term, said Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

“Last year, let me remind you, we unofficially called the anti-crisis plan. This was largely true. The new document, of course, can be characterized and these same words, but, on the other hand, it differs from the previous one. First of all, that in addition to anti-crisis solutions it contains a significant package of proposals, which aims to lay the groundwork for stable economic development in the medium term”, – Medvedev said at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

According to him, the priority anti-crisis plan remains the fulfillment of social obligations and maintaining an acceptable situation in the labour market. Raising the retirement age among the measures identified no.

The project also includes steps to increase the export of Russian goods, including high-tech products, as well as measures that reduce constraints to development of perspective technologies in the country.

The solutions proposed for 2016 should lead to lower costs in the economy, improve the business environment in the country and investment climate, Medvedev said.

Before the adoption of the document in its final form, the members of the government will discuss it with Russian parliamentarians and heads of regions.

As previously reported, the total cost of the anti-crisis plan is 750 billion rubles, the amount takes into account the budgeted 310 billion rubles of loans to subjects of the Russian Federation. The document provides virtually no assistance to banks.