• The Kremlin responded to Kudrin about the role of government in the economy

  • To increase the state's share in the Russian economy in the past had their reasons. This was stated press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the statement of former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin about the need to reduce state presence in the economy. The words of the representative of the Kremlin, the correspondent "Tapes.ru".

    In the crisis of 2008 "the state on all perimeters intervened and helped the economy in all countries of the world, much more developed from the economic point of view countries of the world," he said.

    "It was necessary to save the banking system, and of the extractive industry and in other industries. And, as you know, managed to avoid the collapse of the market, managed to minimize the consequences of a severe economic crisis that all of us in the world had to face. So all of these trends are absolutely clear. And, of course, they are taken into account," — said Peskov.

    Earlier on April 21 the head of the Board of the Center for strategic development Alexey Kudrin said, one of the biggest structural problems of the Russian economy — the excessive presence of the state. Weak GDP growth rates caused by low motivation of state-owned companies and their large share in the leading sectors.

    Among the main conditions for the growth of the Russian economy, he called the development of non-oil exports, which, he said, should be doubled to 2024-2025 years.


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