“A lot is being done, I fully agree, but it is still not enough if we are seeing an outflow of the population,” the head of state said, reacting to the speech of Finance Minister Anton Siluanov. In his report, he noted that it is necessary to say not only that the regions do not have enough money, but also to talk about the good, that a lot has already been done.

“If it was as good as we would like people to feel it, that they feel good, people would come here, and not leave,” the president said.

“Our historical task is not only to preserve people in the territories that were developed by our ancestors for centuries, but to multiply them, ” Putin stressed.