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Meeting with heads of regions as part of State Council working group on economic issues and countering coronavirus spread

March 11, 2022, Moscow

As part of the of the State Council working group on economic issues and on countering the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the head of the working group, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, in conjunction with State Council Secretary and Presidential Aide Igor Levitin, held a meeting with top officials from a number of constituent entities of the Russian Federation.

The working group was created under a presidential instruction of March 5, 2022.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin, Plenipotentiary Presidential Envoy to the Urals Federal District Vladimir Yakushev, the heads of the republics of Tatarstan and Bashkortostan, the heads of Krasnodar and Krasnoyarsk territories and Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov, Samara, Sverdlovsk, Tyumen and Chelyabinsk regions, as well as St Petersburg.

Meeting participants discussed ways to protect the economy and the social sphere in the regions of the Russian Federation against sanction pressures.

Sergei Sobyanin informed the participants of the ongoing activities of the Government Commission on Enhancing the National Economy’s Resilience under the Sanctions, where he is in charge of coordinating operational decisions at the regional level.

Marat Khusnullin noted that the Government had adopted key decisions to support the construction industry, including support for mortgage lending and cutting administrative procedures in the construction industry.

The heads of the regions discussed their current socioeconomic situations. The participants presented proposals regarding core measures aimed at ensuring the sustainability of socioeconomic support in the regions, which were submitted to the working group by the regions of the Russian Federation.

The proposals developed by the participants will be taken into account when drawing up a plan of priority actions to ensure the sustainable development of the regions amid external sanctions pressures.

March 11, 2022, Moscow