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SOCHI, July 26 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian President Vladimir Putin had a meeting with North Ossetia’s leader Taimuraz Mamsurov. Republican residents, including representatives of the agrarian sector, industry and medicine were also participating in the meeting.
“We have met today in a broader format to discuss the problems in the republic. I meet quite regularly with the republican leader and we agreed that he will invite people, who work in various sectors of economy, to a meeting,” Putin said opening the meeting.
“I would like to listen to people, who really live, that is to say, on the soil, and every day deal with the problems in those spheres, where they work for many years, what happens, how the work is going on, how you assess it today, what problems you witness, and probably what variants to solve these problems you have,” the president noted.
He gave the floor to the republican leader at first.
“We are seeking to develop calmly and dynamically in all trends. Still, there are some difficult issues that irritate strongly at first sight. This is major lags in the figures from the Russian national indicators: the incomes of people, the unemployment rate and many other issues. We are working on them,” Mamsurov stated.
Despite the fact that in the last few years the unemployment rate is on the decline and the incomes are growing, it is quite far from the situation, when one can say that there are no problems and full order in the republic. The North Ossetian leader named the social sphere among complicated issues.
“We are lagging behind, we are aware when we have some shortcomings, but this is not the result of some idleness, but it is just a real situation. But most important is that we are advancing from a worse to better situation,” he believes.