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MOSCOW, May 10. /TASS/. Discussion of optimizing budgetary expenditures and search for points of growth of the Russian economy continues, there is no clearly defined position yet, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Tuesday, commenting on media reports about Economic Development Ministry proposals to limit the growth of salaries for the time of economic constraints.
Peskov noted that this means "only one of the proposals." "The search for growth points of the Russian economy continues. The topic of optimizing budget expenditures is always on the agenda, and is constantly being discussed," he said.
"I think, so far we cannot talk about any clearly defined position," Peskov added.
"I assume there may be wage restraints regarding public and municipal services but deputies will most probably object limitations, freezing and particularly slashing of wages in the budget sector," Naryshkin said when asked to comment on Tuesday’s report by Kommersant business daily.
Meanwhile, "it is not the responsibility of the Economic Development Ministry but the responsibility of companies’ stockholders" (to decide) in case the issue is about the wages of those Russians working in the private sector.
As Kommersant reported earlier on Tuesday with reference to a draft forecast of macroeconomic growth in Russia for 2016-2019 prepared by the ministry, it suggests that recession should be tackled particularly via restraining income growth in the country in 2016-2017 with further compensations in 2018-2019.