The level of poverty in Russia must be minimized, said on Saturday, September 25, Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting via video link with the leadership of the parties that passed to the State Duma of the eighth convocation.
He pointed to the vast number of tasks facing the Russian parliament.
“It is necessary to reduce the level of poverty in the country to a minimum, to get a significant number of people out of it. It is necessary to improve the living conditions, development, education, and simply nutrition of children in families with low incomes, to increase the level and availability of high-quality modern education, healthcare for all, to continue changes in the structure of the economy in favor of advanced high-tech industries, ”the head of state said.
On May 26, during a meeting on economic issues, Putin called the restoration of the income level of Russians a priority for all levels of government. The Russian leader drew attention to the fact that there is a difficult situation in this area and called on to work closely with business and the business community, which plays a key role in the development of the labor market and economic recovery.
In 2019, the government approved a unified plan to meet the national five-year development goals until 2024, outlined by the president in a May decree. The fight against poverty became one of the goals. It is planned to reduce the poverty level to 6.6%, that is, two times. This goal is expected to be achieved by 2030.
In 2021, elections to the State Duma were first held in a new, three-day format. September 19 was the main voting day, and September 17 and 18 were additional. In seven regions of the country, it was possible to vote both online and in person at a polling station. The possibility of electronic voting was provided to residents of Moscow, Murmansk, Kursk, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov and Yaroslavl regions, as well as Sevastopol.
The final turnout in the elections to the State Duma was 51.72%. 56,484,685 voters took part in the elections.
The United Russia party won the elections to the State Duma following the processing of 100% of the protocols, gaining 49.82% of the vote. The KPRF (18.93%), the Liberal Democratic Party (7.55%), A Just Russia – For the Truth (7.46%) and New People (5.32%) also entered the State Duma.