7 Dec 2021 18:19

Putin sets task of ensuring at least 2.5% growth of Russians' real incomes

MOSCOW. Dec 7 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed the government to ensure at least 2.5% growth of Russians' real incomes.

"We need to achieve growth of citizens' real disposable incomes at a rate no lower than the forecast level, that is, no lower than 2.5%," Putin said at a meeting on economic issues.

He said he was speaking particularly about the real incomes of the population taking into account inflation.

"We have already agreed to expand measures of support to citizens on the part of the state as financial capabilities grow, based on the resources of the federal budget, and they look good for us both now and for the near future," he said.

Putin additionally suggested that the meeting participants report on what is proposed to be done in the economic policy in order to reach stable real growth of salaries and entrepreneurial income.