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Instructions on implementation of Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly

March 16, 2018

The President signed a list of instructions on implementing the Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly of March 1, 2018.

The Presidential Executive Office was instructed to draft a Presidential Executive Order stipulating:

a) national development goals for the Russian Federation until 2024, including:

increase population and life expectancy to 78 years by 2024 and to 80 years by 2030;

improve living standards, provide for a steady increase in real income and pensions above the rate of inflation, and reduce the number of people living in poverty by half;

make Russia a top five global economy, including by generating economic growth rates above the global average;

provide a people-friendly environment, including by improving housing conditions for at least 5 million households every year;

create an enabling environment for people, including mechanisms for identifying and supporting talent;

b) national goals, and the corresponding indicators and strategic objectives in the following areas:




housing and urban environment;

international cooperation and export;

labour productivity;

small businesses and supporting individual entrepreneurs;

safe and high-quality roads;


digital economy;

c) target indicators and main objectives for a comprehensive plan to modernise and expand the backbone infrastructure until 2024, developed based on the Spatial Development Strategy of the Russian Federation.

Deadline: April 15, 2018.

Official in charge: Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino.

The Government of the Russia Federation was instructed to introduce amendments related to the calculation of the cadastral value of property; revising the individual property tax; the legal status of the self-employed; social assistance to the population based on the principles of fairness, targeted support and needs; subsidised railway transit rates for crops and purchase additional volumes of crops in regions that are far from the supply markets.

Together with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the leading business associations, the Government was instructed to submit proposals on regulations to improve the business climate.

Deadline: July 15, 2018

Official in charge: Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Together with the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, the Government was instructed to draft a plan of action in order to accelerate fixed capital investment growth and bring it to 25 percent of GDP.

Deadline: July 15, 2018

Officials in charge: Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Governor of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina.

The Working Group to Monitor and Analyse Law Enforcement Practice in Entrepreneurial Activity, together with the Supreme Court, were instructed to draft proposals decriminalising specific acts committed by entrepreneurs in the course of their business activities, making such acts administrative offences, if necessary.

Deadline: December 1, 2018

Officials in charge: Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino, Supreme Court President Vyacheslav Lebedev.

March 16, 2018