Russia’s development programme targets economic growth and improved quality of life
Each country has its own national priorities and its own interests. We will certainly strive to attain our national interests. What are they, today and in the near future? First of all, internal development. We need to ensure the growth of labour productivity in our economy, create an attractive environment for investment, because without investment, it is impossible to meet another important goal – to diversify our economy — Vladimir Putin, President of Russian Federation.
We need to improve the lives of our people, to reduce the number of people living below the poverty line, and to raise the main indicator of welfare, life expectancy. All these tasks are absolutely solvable, but, of course, we need favourable external conditions — Vladimir Putin, President of Russian Federation.
We will continue to modernise our economy and create modern jobs, to support wage growth, and to make our healthcare and education systems among the world’s best. We plan to use best practices in planning our cities and villages, organising comfortable spaces for life, work, and recreation, to significantly boost housing construction and to make housing affordable primarily for middle-income households and families with children. Improving the environment is critical — Vladimir Putin, President of Russian Federation.