NATO’s saber-rattling only impairs security of alliance's members — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 22, 20:20
Russian sledge hockey team may compete in 2018 Paralympics — IPCSport May 22, 18:53
PM Medvedev says envoy’s murder 'left imprint' on Russian consulate’s work in TurkeyRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 22, 18:40
Peruvian fire-fighting service wants to buy Russian Mi-171 helicoptersBusiness & Economy May 22, 18:00
Putin sets task of accelerating work on super-heavy rocketScience & Space May 22, 17:55
Russian PM comments on decision to remove trade restrictions with TurkeyBusiness & Economy May 22, 17:39
Russia and its EU partners discuss entry point for Turkish Stream’s second lineBusiness & Economy May 22, 17:38
Austrian chancellor to address SPIEF-2017 on June 2Business & Economy May 22, 17:00
Russian air defense weaponry sparks interest at Minsk military showMilitary & Defense May 22, 16:54
NOVO-OGARYOVO, September 27 (Itar-Tass) — President Vladimir Putin has said that a budget for the years 2013, 2014, and 2015 must take into account all the risks of the world economy but at the same time help fulfil all social obligations to the citizens of Russia.
"Both of us know what happened quite recently in successful, developed market economies, including the European ones -- over there, they are lacking any items concerning a pay rise. They have only the so-called 'consolidation' and a decrease in all the parameters of social expenditures and an extension of the pension age," Putin said during a meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev here on Thursday.
As an example Putin mentioned Spain where "marked events" had come about. "We must bear this in mind and take into account all the risks that the state of the world and of European economies expose our's to. However, we must do everything in the effort to fulfil social obligations to the citizens," the President said.