The money is there: the comments of Ministers by the Message to the Federal Assembly

Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova believes that in the Russian budget sufficient funds to implement measures announced by President Vladimir Putin in the Message to the Federal Assembly. It is, in particular, on the demographic initiatives.

“I want to assure everyone that the funds in the budget. Funds will be provided for in the relevant amendments in the Federal budget and budgets of regions”, – Golikova said at the TV channel “Russia 1”.

According to her, changes in legislation will start to prepare from today.

with regard to the implementation of the proposals of the President relating to the parent capital, for this would require amendments to the Federal budget. This was stated by the Minister of labour and social protection of Russia Maxim Topilin.

“According to my estimates this year it will be an extra expenditure of about 100 billion rubles, a little less”, – quotes the Minister TASS.

Meanwhile, the head of Ministry of economic development of Russia Maxim Oreshkin said the President’s proposals in the sphere of improving the welfare of Russians. According to him, these measures will allow to the end of the current year to reduce poverty in the country by 10 percent.

“the Decision related to payment for children from 3 to 7 years inclusive, in families where income does not exceed the subsistence minimum per person will be about 5.5 thousand rubles per child,” said he.

the Minister of health of the Russian Federation Veronika Skvortsova, in turn, commented on Putin’s proposal concerning the modernization of primary health care. According to her, the 550 billion rubles are planned to be allocated for the implementation of the initiative “may not be enough at all.”

“the Exact amount of funds will become clear after the approval of the regional programs,” she said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

In his annual address to the Federal Assembly, the President called the low income citizens a direct threat to the demographic future of Russia. For itcapture, about 70 to 80 percent of low-income families are families with children.

the Head of state announced the beginning of large-scale support for families with children. He offered to pay new benefits to poor families with children 3 to 7 years. Also, according to the President, the maternity capital program will be extended until the end of 2026. In this case, now families will be able to obtain it even at the birth of the first child.