GORKI, March 9. The annual report of the government started, the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev will present it in the State Duma on April 19. This was reported to journalists the press-Secretary of the head of the Cabinet of Ministers Natalya Timakova.
“Work on the report began. In accordance with the regulations of the state Duma decided on 19 April,” she said.
The head of government traditionally, the spring acts in the state Duma with the report on the work of the Cabinet during the preceding year. By tradition, the Prime Minister presents the main plans for the nearest future and answers questions of deputies. Accompany the head of the Cabinet in the meeting room of his deputies and the heads of several Federal ministries and agencies.
In 2015, during the preparation of this report, Medvedev stressed that this practice “is justified, it allows you to make a report of the Executive clearer and more transparent for the people.” “MPs have the opportunity to ask any questions about government activities that concern as they and the vast majority of our citizens, – said the Prime Minister. – Annual report has a special character – it allows you to review our work during the year, to outline the prospects, to talk about problems and solutions”.
In accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the state Duma is hearing the annual reports of the government on the results of its activities for the previous year. Medvedev, being the President of the Russian Federation, became the initiator of introduction of such practices. For the first time the Prime Minister (then this post was held by Vladimir Putin) made a similar report to the deputies on 6 April 2009. “April theses”, as called in the media the government’s report to the deputies, were the totals of his work as Prime Minister for a year, and answers to topical questions related to the economic crisis.