At the governmental meeting, Irina Khakamada, an influential politician and a writer, criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin on the gloomy situation in the economy of the country, which made him to explain himself, Joinfo.ua reports.
Outlining the most important problems of state management of small and medium businesses in Russia, Irina Khakamada said that despite the talks about the development of small business and the positive reports, in reality the sector of small businesses in the regions is shrinking.
“You, Vladimir Vladimirovich, have the rating of 85%, but these percentages – are the people who need jobs and stability. And if you do not let people live, so, against the background of Ukrainian and Syrian crisis, this rating will disappear,” – Khakamada said.
She added that only a person, who is objectionable to the governmental bureaucracy, can compete and survive in difficult times on the market.
She also said, that small businesses will not ask the government for loans, they will survive on their own. But the President, in turn, has to finance the loans of the leading Russian corporations, which come to him for help in the days of a crisis.
President Putin was anxious, while answering Khakamada’s critical speech, as video shows.