Matvienko expressed the need to “escalate” the number of regions

The number of subjects should be expanded, said in an interview to the program “Pozdnyakov” on the NTV channel speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko. “I am a supporter of the redrawing of the map of the regional plan,” she said, adding that “there are regions that are definitely non-viable alone, for objective reasons, and not because there are bad governors” (quoted by TASS).

What are the regions considered, she said.

Consolidation, she said, should happen “not just on someone’s will, and having that economic, investment and other reasons”. This measure “will improve the quality of life of people” in the weaker regions, she said. “No man should suffer because of the fact that he lives in a poor and not very promising for the development of the region and not in another, rich”, — said Matvienko.

“There are a lot of issues that are long overdue, and the main thing — it’s time for this: the country has a stable political and social environment, we can now afford to enlighten those reforms that would improve the quality of governance and level of economic and social development, and most importantly — the quality of life of people”, — concluded the head of the Federation Council.