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MOSCOW, January 30. /TASS/. The anti-crisis program developed by the Russian government contains many rational elements but is insufficient, former Finance Minister Alexey Kudrin said on Friday.
"The anti-crisis program has a lot of rational things but it offers only partial pain relief and is hardly a cure," Kudrin wrote in his Twitter account.
The program lacks structural reforms, which are crucial for exiting the crisis and stagnation, the ex-finance minister said.
The notes to the anti-crisis program say the government will work out structural reforms. "I very much hope for that," Kudrin said.
The ex-finance minister said structural reforms should also operate as anti-crisis measures.
"It is impossible to compensate everyone for a fall in real incomes while the transition to selective assistance is both reform and an anti-crisis measure," he said.
The ex-finance minister also said the Federal Targeted Investment Program needed "to balance large construction projects and support for medium and small business." Kudrin said even the construction of a bridge over the Kerch Strait to Crimea would support business activity and the main thing would be to control its efficiency.