Executive Intelligence Review


Putin Issues ‘May Decree’ Laying Out Policy Objectives to 2024

May 8, 2018 (EIRNS)—Vladimir Putin assumed the Presidency of Russia yesterday and, following his inaugural speech, signed an Executive Order on National Goals and Strategic Objectives of the Russian Federation, which sets out his government’s policy through 2024. The decree is a strong statement of intent of the direction Putin will instruct his new cabinet to adopt, which echoes both the tone and specific points which he made in his nationally televised March 1 Address to the Federal Assembly. This May Decree begins:

“In order to achieve breakthroughs in science and technology and socioeconomic development in the Russian Federation, increase the country’s population, improve the living standards and conditions of our citizens, and create an environment and opportunities for all to fulfill their potential, the President has instructed the government to achieve the following national development goals by 2024:

“a) ensure sustainable natural population growth; b) increase life expectancy to 78 years (80 years by 2030); c) ensure sustainable growth of real wages, as well as the growth of pensions above inflation level; d) cut poverty in half; e) improve housing conditions for at least 5 million households annually; f) accelerate technological development and increase the number of organizations engaged in technological innovation to 50% of the total....”

The full text is posted on the President’s Kremlin website.