MOSCOW, June 30. /TASS/. Some offices of large companies that operate in Siberia should be transferred there from Moscow so that taxes go to the budgets of the Siberian regions, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during his annual Q&A session, known as Direct Line with Vladimir Putin, on Wednesday.
"I think that certain federal bodies should be transferred to Siberia, or at least those major [Russian] corporations and head offices that operate in Siberia, but unfortunately, whose basic taxes are paid in Moscow," he suggested.
The president received a proposal to move the federal government to Omsk so that public officials could personally evaluate the state of the environment in that western Siberian city, but Putin did not back the proposal.
"I heard that there was a proposal to move the federal government to Omsk. You know that will not solve the problem," the president said in response.