President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev: I am about to leave for my trip, but I would like for us to continue our work on the Presidential Address without any interruption – at this point, not on its text but on its implementation.
As is the custom, this Address contains a whole range of instructions to the Cabinet of the Russian Federation and recommendations to other government agencies, including the Federal Assembly, on preparing draft laws. There are also proposals addressed to non-governmental organisations. After the Address is read, it is traditional for the Presidential Executive Office to draw up a list of instructions and keep their implementation under control. Thus, I would like for us to begin this work today, in the usual manner: monitoring the implementation of all instructions within the set deadlines –the way the Address is traditionally implemented. Moreover, this Address is quite extensive; it contains a whole range of suggestions addressing our future, particularly in the part that concerns modernisation of our economy, as well as the creation of new, breakthrough technologies. Thus, in all likelihood, they will be closely monitored for some time to come.
Some of the decisions will be implemented in phases. One specific example of this is improving a number of draft laws; another is dealing with such form of business legal structure as state corporations. I have said that we will work toward transforming these corporations into other types of structures. Thus, I am instructing you to present your suggestions regarding which state corporations should be turned into joint-stock companies, and which have already fulfilled their mandates by this time and can simply be liquidated. This way, we will have a clear understanding of what is happening, and where; also, the employees working at those corporations will also understand what their prospects are. This is important in order for people to feel at ease and for all obligations to be fulfilled.
This is just one example; clearly, there are many other examples of this kind, and we will need to single them out from the Address text and prepare corresponding instructions.
Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive office Sergei Naryshkin: We have drawn up a detailed list of instructions that covers all key areas set out in the Address. The key actors to fulfil individual instructions include the Government Cabinet of the Russian Federation, the Presidential Executive Office, and regional governors. Naturally, the list also includes deadlines that you announced yesterday in the Address.
Dmitry Medvedev: Very well. In that case, please give me the list that you have prepared – I will look over it on the plane, since I will have a long flight. If I find any changes I want to make, I will call you, and we will make those changes. And soon, in the next couple of days, we will release it for implementation.
Sergei Naryshkin: Very well.
Dmitry Medvedev: Then it’s agreed. Thank you.