First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov reported on the Government’s efforts to implement presidential instructions concerning business, in particular, the work the Government is doing together with the Agency for Strategic Initiatives to implement the ‘roadmaps’ approved as part of the national entrepreneurial initiative, and the Government’s work to establish a single export centre and a single institution for supporting small and medium-sized businesses through the Agency for Loan Guarantees and the Bank for Small and Medium Enterprises Support.
Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov spoke about the measures the Government is taking in response to a downturn on the automotive market.
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin reported on the start of work on a latest-generation atomic icebreaker and further steps to rebuild the icebreaker fleet needed for developing the Northern Sea Route and offshore oil and gas fields on the Arctic shelf.
Natural Resources and Environment Minister Sergei Donskoy spoke about environmental issues, in particular, the Russian delegation’s preparations for the upcoming International Conference on Climate Change, the situation in Russia’s forests, population changes among large mammals, including rare species, and development of Russia’s system of natural sites under special protection.
Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets spoke about the national professional skills competition organised through the WorldSkills programme and the Russian national team’s preparation for the 2015 WorldSkills Competition in Sao Paulo.