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Meeting with State Duma Deputy Speaker Sergei Neverov

December 25, 2018, The Kremlin, Moscow

Vladimir Putin met with Sergei Neverov, Deputy Speaker of the State Duma and head of the United Russia faction in the lower house of parliament.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr Neverov, I have already discussed the main areas of our work with your colleagues.

At this meeting, I would like to address the United Russia faction at the State Duma and to thank you for the joint efforts in the main areas of our work.

Your faction has assumed a very responsible governmental attitude, working professionally together with prominent experts and the Government, which is very important for ensuring stability in law-making efforts and largely political stability.

Please, convey my gratitude to all members of your faction.

Deputy Speaker of the State Duma Sergei Neverov: Mr President, thank you for this assessment of our efforts.

Actually, we are now focused on the budget, which must provide financing for the implementation of the national projects.

It is very important that in 2019, when the national programmes’ data sheets are ready, the monitoring of financing is also stipulated, which must be effective; so that the people see not only abstract figures or plans, as you said, but know which section of which road was repaired, where a rural health centre opened, where a cultural centre was built, and where social facilities were established, so that everyone can feel that the quality of their lives is improving.

There are several aspects on which we will put a special emphasis in 2019. I would like to discuss with you several initiatives, which we are preparing now, and to receive your support for this process.


December 25, 2018, The Kremlin, Moscow