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Meeting with Acting Head of the Republic of Khakassia Viktor Zimin

January 14, 2013

Vladimir Putin and Viktor Zimin discussed the socio-economic situation in the region.

In particular, Mr Zimin briefed the President on growing incomes, external trade, and investment in the republic. Modernisation in healthcare and education sectors, developing agriculture sector production, and the region’s demographic situation were also discussed.

Mr Putin highlighted the need to develop the social and cultural environment both in cities and in rural areas so that people can get the maximum out of life no matter where they live and so as to minimise the difference between towns and countryside.

Mr Zimin has been appointed acting head of the Republic of Khakassia by presidential executive order until a new head takes office following a regional election. The executive order was signed following the expiration of Mr Zimin’s mandate as regional head.

January 14, 2013