Source: President of Russia – The Kremlin – English
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, colleagues.
It has become a tradition for us to meet ahead of the New Year to discuss the development of the real economy, review results and go over what has been achieved and what has not, and why.
It is very important for me, for my colleagues from the Presidential Executive Office and the Government to hear your opinion on what we are doing. That said, the major focus right now, as I said earlier at a meeting with the Government, is to implement the national programmes.
Of course, businesses have a major role to play in this large-scale effort. Without them, economic development is hardly imaginable.
To be continued.