Like the «May decrees» of 2012, Presidential Executive Order No. 204 dated May 7, 2018 On National Goals and Strategic Objectives of the Russian Federation through to 2024 is a strategic document which sets key directions of socioeconomic development of the Russian Federation through to 2024.
The greatest number of the objectives cover demography and the social sphere: ensure sustainable natural population growth; increase life expectancy to 78 years; ensure sustainable growth of real wages; cut poverty in half; improve housing conditions. Much attention is given to technologies, with the following objectives: accelerate technological development; speed up the introduction of digital technologies in the economy and the social sphere. The remaining objectives are related to internal and external economic activity: take Russia into the top five largest economies; support high-productivity export-oriented businesses in the basic sectors of the economy, primarily in manufacturing and the agroindustrial complex.
In the Executive Order No. 204 the President also instructed the Government to develop (adjust) and submit for consideration by the Presidential Council for Strategic Development and Priority Projects national projects (programs) in the following areas: demography; healthcare; education; housing and urban environment; environment; safe and high-quality motorways; labor productivity and employment support; research; digital economy; culture; small and medium-sized businesses and support for individual entrepreneurs; international cooperation and exports. The passports of the national projects were approved by the Presidium of the Presidential Council for Strategic Development and National Projects on December 24, 2018.