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Meeting on economic support measures

March 24, 2020, Novo-Ogaryovo, Moscow Region

Vladimir Putin chaired a meeting on measures to support the Russian economy amid the spreading coronavirus.

Taking part in the meeting were Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino, First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov, First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Sergei Kiriyenko, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova, presidential aides Dmitry Kalimulin and Maxim Oreshkin, Minister of Labour and Social Protection Anton Kotyakov, Minister of Economic Development Maxim Reshetnikov, Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov and Central Bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina.

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President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, colleagues.

This morning, I discussed with some of you the epidemiological situation in the country, specifically in Moscow and its environs. We spoke about additional measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, I asked you here today to discuss measures to support the economy. You are aware that, unfortunately, this pandemic is having a negative affect on the global economy, including the leading world economies. One way or another it is affecting our country, too. I am aware that the Government is working on this on a daily basis. Mr Mishustin reports to me on a daily basis.

I propose discussing the measures that you have already prepared and any additional measures that you think might be appropriate in the current situation.


March 24, 2020, Novo-Ogaryovo, Moscow Region