The Ministry of Labor will propose a new model for assessing the level of poverty in Russia

The Ministry of Labor will submit to the Russian Trilateral Commission a draft government decree that introduces an additional tool for assessing poverty in the country, Kommersant found out. The corresponding project will be presented at the meeting of the commission today. According to the document, the “poverty line” will be an indicator that complements … Read more

Amendments for reference // How and why the State Duma factions propose to change the federal budget

“United Russia” on Monday will discuss its amendments to the second reading of the draft federal budget for 2022-2024. The Duma oppositionists already know what to offer: they are concerned, in particular, with the development of rural areas and the indexation of pensions for working pensioners. Only inter-factional amendments will be supported, according to which … Read more

Prescriptions are coded // Pharmacies propose to tighten control over the dispensing of prescribed drugs

The Ministry of Health and the Center for the Development of Advanced Technologies (CRPT) are discussing the possibility of obliging pharmacies to enter information on prescriptions for medicines into the labeling system. The SoyuzFarma Association of Pharmacy Institutions, which has come up with such an initiative, proposes to launch a similar pilot project in the … Read more