Meeting with Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights Boris Titov 2015-05-26 15:15:00 Moscow Mr Titov presented to the President the annual report Portrait of Russian Business in Numbers, compiled with the participation of regional commissioners for entrepreneurs’ rights. Taking part in the meeting were First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Vyacheslav Volodin, President of OPORA Russia public association of small and medium-sized businesses Alexander Kalinin, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sergei Katyrin, General Director of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects Andrei Nikitin and President of the Delovaya Rossiya national public organisation Alexei Repnik. Earlier on the same day Vladimir Putin took part in the plenary session of the Delovaya Rossiya national public organisation’s 10thbusiness forum. * * * Beginning of the meeting with Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights Boris Titov President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, colleagues. We have just taken part in an event organised by Delovaya Rossiya to consider issues dealing with improving the business climate and the business environment in the Russian Federation. Now, on Mr Titov’s initiative this group will discuss the 2015 report of the Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights. We will consider in greater detail some matters that are relevant in this sphere. This is Mr Titov’s second report in this line of work and it is on his initiative that we are meeting in this expanded format to hear your comments and proposals on the topics that Mr Titov will cover in his report. Go ahead, please. <…> Vladimir Putin: Thank you very much for your work. Your colleagues are now working in all 85 of Russia’s federal constituent entities. You said that there are already public agencies operating. I think we will move in this particular direction so that people engaged in entrepreneurship have someplace to go to ensure their rights are protected aside from law enforcement and judiciary agencies. There is simply no doubt that if our businesses feel protected by the law and instruments like this, they will be even more effective. Thank you very much.