Mr Kudrin reported to the President that for the first time, all Russia’s regions have completed their budgets with no deficit. Dmitry Medvedev said this was good news and noted that social support and corresponding programmes have been maintained. The nation is seeing a recovery in economic growth, according to the President.
Clean-up efforts following last summer’s wild fires were also discussed. The President reminded Mr Kudrin that he has given instructions to the Government and regional authorities to get ready for this year’s summer heat and possible wild fires.
In addition, progress on fulfilling presidential instructions on consolidated social tax rate reduction was discussed.