Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev urged members of the party “United Russia”, of which he is Chairman, to tell people the truth and not embellish a reality, reports “RIA Novosti”.
“We should be the party of real Affairs, and I hope, are such, and must tell the truth. Must analyze the real situation, not embellishing it,” — Medvedev said at a meeting with activists of the party.
The topic of truth, the Prime Minister had raised in a meeting with activists of “United Russia”, which took place on 11 July in Yekaterinburg. Then Medvedev said that “truth is the best weapon in the competitive struggle during the election campaign.” Medvedev urged the party members not to make populist statements during the election campaign and the Russians to promise mountains of gold. “Let’s be honest: who would today neither was in power, he will not be able to increase the salary five times or pension to increase by several times, unless of course he doesn’t want to drain the whole country”, — said Prime Minister, stressing that it is necessary to offer only those solutions that have the means.
Duma elections will be held on September 18 in a single day of voting. The election campaign began in June.
Another statement that the authorities have no funds for indexing pensions, Medvedev made in may in Feodosia during a meeting with the residents of the Crimea. An elderly woman complained to the Prime Minister that “retirement is impossible to live” and asked him when Crimeans pension index. In response, Medvedev said: “Just no money. Find the money, will do the indexing. You stay here, you all the best, good mood and health.” This phrase became popular in social networks, and Agency the Directors in the advertising campaign for the mobile operator Tele2 beat quotes from communication the Prime Minister with the residents of the Crimea. Tele2 later terminated the contract with this Agency.
According to “Medialogia”, the meme “there’s no Money but you stay” in the number of reports in the Russian media became the most popular during the period from June 2015 to July 2016.