Putin called low incomes the main enemy of citizens

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The government should prepare new social support measures in a month

After the first meeting, all the deputies of the State Duma were received in the Kremlin by Vladimir Putin. He congratulated them on winning competitive, open elections. “It is gratifying that out of 450 deputies, 218 – almost half – will work in the State Duma for the first time,” the president praised the renewal of the parliament.

In his speech, Putin outlined the key tasks facing the parliamentary corps, the main of which is the fight against poverty. “Our main enemy, a threat to stable development, to the demographic future is the low incomes of our citizens, millions of our people,” he stressed. High inflation – 7.4% instead of the baseline 4% and 5.8% of the forecasted ones – most strongly affects the poorest groups of the population. “We must understand this, know and react accordingly. Social payments, which are financed from the federal budget, should be indexed according to actual inflation in 2022, ”Putin said, also proposing to index matcapital based on actual inflation, starting in 2022.

The President instructed the government to present a new package of measures for social support of citizens in connection with increased inflation within a month. Speaker of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin, in his response, promised that parliamentarians would begin legislative work on Thursday. “We have lost the country twice, there simply may not be a third time, so that we can reassemble it later. We need to understand this and do everything so that the parliament strengthens its sovereignty and resolves the issues raised by the president, ”Volodin said.

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Published in the newspaper “Moskovsky Komsomolets” No. 28644 dated October 13, 2021

Newspaper headline:
“Our main enemy is low incomes of citizens”

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