the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation considers the possibility of incorporating textile and garment industry in the list of victims of coronavirus industries. It is reported TASS with reference to the representative of the Ministry.

“deals with the question of the inclusion of the textile and garment industry in the list of sectors of the Russian economy most affected by the new coronavirus infection,” – said in the Ministry of industry.

As reported earlier, more than 2 thousand Russian manufacturers and sellers of clothes, shoes and accessories asked the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to include light industry and wholesale and retail trade of goods of light industry in the list of the most affected by the coronavirus industries.

Among addressed to the President: fashion House Victoria Andreyanova, chain stores “Will mom”, Babochka, Sarto Reale, “Orenburg knitting factory”, “Ishimbay hosiery factory”, St. Petersburg “Bolshoy Gostiny Dvor” and others.

According to Rosstat at the beginning of 2020 in Russia in the spheres of textile and clothing production worked 18,3 thousands of businesses.