Putin has demanded from the government to exclude the hints of “shock therapy”


The brunt of the reforms in economy and social sphere of Russia should not fall on the shoulders of the population, said at a meeting with members of the government of the country, Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Suspended transformation,” the head of state called necessary, and the “shock therapy” — is unacceptable.

“We certainly need to get rid of even a hint, from whatsoever shock therapy”, said Putin, stressing that the reforms must “take into account not the average but the real situation of Russian families and their incomes” (quoted by TASS).

At the same time, according to Putin, the economy and social policy needs a “balanced” and “thoughtful” conversion, which will focus on “improving the efficiency, change the structure of the economy and increasing the support of those citizens who really need support from the state”, reports “Interfax”.

In early August, the former head of the Finance Ministry and now head of the Centre for strategic research, entrusted with the development of the project of the program of reforming the country’s economy, Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said that to avoid raising taxes after 2018 will be possible only in the case of the adoption and implementation of a range of structural solutions.”

Kudrin, in particular, called the inevitable increase in age of retirement, noting at the same time that the script and date of the increase will determine the country’s leadership.

Commenting on the results held on 18 September 2016 elections to the state Duma, Kudrin noted that the new composition of the legislature received a “mandate” of the trust and to become a Parliament of development.” “People are waiting for are not words, and Affairs,” Kudrin wrote in his Twitter microblog.

Earlier, presidential adviser Sergei Glazyev warned that the program Kudrin contains eight serious errors, but because its implementation will only lead to the deepening of the crisis and the fall in the standard of living of the population.

About near the beginning in Russia of large-scale reforms, said the former head of Ministry of economic development and now President of Sberbank German Gref.

“There is an understanding that the set of reforms that we have to do it very difficult. And reforms that give out real results, they must be integrated. And now to decide on these reforms and they are well prepare — that is, probably, what is now typical for current time”, — said the head of Sberbank.

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