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MOSCOW, July 25. /TASS/. The Russian government is continuing to work on alternative ideas for the development of the national economy, President Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
When asked to comment on media reports that President Vladimir Putin had instructed the government to prepare an alternative to the program of economic reforms prepared by former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin, Peskov said:
"Generation of ideas for economic development in mid and long terms is going on the vase of several organizations and in several formats. This work is continuing, these are really alternative visions which are needed in order to use some ideas as a basis," Peskov said.
As it was earlier reported that Putin approved the proposal of his aide Andrei Belousov to prepare the Strategy of Growth program on the report by the Stolypin club.
The program should be submitted to the Presidium of the Economic Council under the Russian President of the fourth quarter of 2016.
The program of the Stolypin club provides an alternative to the program of the Center for Strategic Research (CSR), headed by Alexei Kudrin.