I will not list all the support measures for families with children that are in place in the Far East. One of the key ones is the Far Eastern mortgage, which is the key tool for solving housing problems today, at 2%, a percentage not available in other regions of the Russian Federation — Olga Batalina, First Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation.
We should develop regional centres – Yakutsk, Blagoveshchensk, and Vladivostok. This is where they [people, – Ed.] should stay, the more progressive ones come from the districts, and it should be comfortable for them to live in the centre of the entity. All the sports events, skating rinks, swimming pools should be there too. We often lack platitudes for swimming pools, hockey rinks. That is where we should invest. All this is theoretically prescribed in our strategies, programmes, but not all of it is implemented — Ivan Abramov, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
If we talk about improving prosperity, the number of investment projects and new points of growth that are now taking shape in the Far East will obviously also shape the possible application of new efforts and the creation of new jobs. Another issue is the issue of social infrastructure, which is present in these points of investment growth, but they do not yet coincide geographically with the points of predominant residence of residents. Therefore, the issue of housing, social infrastructure should be considered at the same time as the development of investment potential — Olga Batalina, First Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation.
Just the other day we announced that we will be making mortgages for families with at least three children at 0.1 per cent. Because when we talk about securing a foothold in a territory, about leaving money for people to educate their three or more children, to send them to a higher education institution – these are all the financial tools that allow a family to properly plan their expenses and build on the territory in which you are developing — Olga Dergunova, Deputy President and Chairman of the Management Board, VTB Bank; Director, Graduate School of Management, Saint Petersburg State University.