The President explained where the money comes from to pay the citizens

Tools to support the economy and benefits to the citizens is taken from the reserves budget, said Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with Paul Zarubino, the author of the program “Moscow. The Kremlin. Putin” on TV channel “Russia 1”.

the President noted that at the beginning of the century in Russia was a “chronic deficit” budget, the people did not receive salaries for several months. Since that time, the reserves of the country “has increased by 50 times,” said the head of state.

Russia took first place in the world in wheat exports, the industry “grew at 90 percent,” and the manufacturing sector more than doubled. Much remains to be done to diversify the economy, however, compared with the 90-ies, Russia today is “another country,” Putin said, expressing hope that the situation with mers will be able to get out with minimal losses.

Complete an interview with the President on the work during a pandemic in the special edition of the program “Moscow. The Kremlin. Putin” for “Russia 1” on 28 June at 22:00.