Poverty in Russia needs to be brought down to minimum – Putin

Russian President has urged to lift “a considerable amount of people” out of it

NOVO-OGARYOVO, September 25. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has urged to bring poverty to a minimum in the country and lift “a considerable amount of people” out of it.

“We all have numerous common challenges and common tasks. It is necessary to bring the poverty level in the country down to a minimum and to help a considerable amount of people out of it. It is necessary to improve the conditions of life, development and education, and simply the nutrition of children in low-income families, to raise for everyone the level and accessibility of quality modern education, healthcare and to continue transformations in the structure of the economy for cutting-edge high-tech industries,” Putin said on Saturday in a video conference with leaders of the parties that have won seats in the lower house of Russia’s parliament (State Duma).

As the president noted, it is “extremely difficult, but an absolute priority.”

“It is necessary, of course, to boost the economic growth. Those are not simply general, but uniting us goals. I am convinced that the experienced traditional parliamentary parties and the new political forces, which will be represented in Duma, will be aware of their responsibility to Russia and will do their utmost to justify the confidence – high confidence – shown by voters to them,” the president added.

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