Vladimir Putin has corrected national development: compared to the may decree 2018, they have become less ambitious — in particular, disappeared from the list the item on the entry of Russia into the top 5 economies in the world, and halving the poverty level is expected only after 10 years. The Kremlin document called fatal, and changes tied “with the adverse economic situation”, which “slowed down by all countries of the world.” A new term of achieving the goals of the 2030 year is 2024 — indicates that Vladimir Putin, apparently, intends to run for President at least once.

the fact that the may decree is no longer a sacred cow, became known last week at a meeting of the Council for strategic development and projects. There Michael Mishustin has offered to extend the achievement of the national targets by 2030. But Vladimir Putin has made it clear that adjusted can be not only time, but also the tasks themselves. “The more specific they are, the better for all of us,” he said. But in the end, the updated document has removed many of the targets that were there previously.

the Most notable changes occurred during the economic bloc’s requirements. In the decree signed by the President on Tuesday, is not a task to be in the top 5 leading economies in the world and there is no mention of inflation does not exceed 4% and the increase in labor productivity not less than 5% per year. Now tasks in the sphere of economy is formulated as follows: ensuring the pace of GDP growth above the world average, while maintaining macroeconomic stability, sustaining growth of incomes and pensions are not below inflation. And specific parameters are set only for non-oil exports and investment in fixed capital — it should rise by 70% to 2020.

In the field of education, science and culture in the may decree of 2018, the objective was to enter into the five of leading world countries in terms of scientific research and development. Now that demand is less ambitious — enough space in the top 10, as well as in quality of General education. But in the goals list was a paragraph about the increase in the proportion of citizens engaged in volunteering activities, up to 15% and increase visits to cultural events three times compared to the 2019 year. From the list of purposes in the field of ecology has disappeared points about compulsory liquidation of all unauthorized dumps, the creation of 24 new protected areas and a reduction of 20% of total emissions in the most polluted cities. Instead, the new decree States that emissions as a whole it is necessary to reduce twice. And to sort the waste in the amount of 100% and halve the amount of waste sent to landfills.

A nnational goals from the may decree without change moved in July, but the deadline for their achievement extended for 6 years. So, just by 2030, instead of 2024, life expectancy in Russia will reach 78 years. Previously it was assumed that after 10 years the Russians will live up to 80 already. Similar story with the level of poverty. It to the end of the current presidential term of Vladimir Putin is planned to be reduced by half to 6.6% of the population, however, at the end of 2019, it has become evident that to achieve the stated goals will be difficult. And the coronavirus, and all that followed, made the government plans altogether illusory. At the beginning of this year, below the poverty line lived in Russia 18.1 million, or 12.3% of the population. By the end of the year their number will grow: it is already known that in the second quarter incomes fell by 8% — a record decline since 1999. And, as is usually the case, most of all, the crisis has hit those who were on the verge of. In the new decree of Putin, the horizon of poverty reduction is extended to 2030. However, the wording of the objectives have not changed — the number of Russians living on incomes below the subsistence minimum will be reduced twice to the level of 2017. A delay of 6 years also received the national project for housing: in connection with the reform of share building, it was obvious that to enter the input 120 million sq m by 2024 will fail and need adjustments. Also seems logical to transfer the increase in the share of employed in small and medium-sized businesses: while small businesses believes losses and on the number at 25 million even does not have to think. However, there is a new decree and positive change. Thus, the number of citizens leading healthy lifestyle and regularly doing sports in 10 years should be as much as 70% because of implementation of previous tasks (55% by 2024) there is no problem. Appeared in the list and other objectives, the achievement of which is virtually certain and not alarming the authorities. By 2030, the population in the electronic form will be available 95% of the “mass of socially important services” and broadband Internet access will receive 97% of households.

Dmitry Peskov linked the need to adjust the may decree in 2018 with the adverse economic situation, which “will impede the development of all countries without exception”. She had to remove the paragraph about the entry of Russia in the top 5 leading economies in the world and extend the reach identified as the most important national goals. “Goals should be realistic and achievable. Here it was guided”, he explained, noting that within three months will also be adjusted national projects. However, the document, in his opinion, still turned out an ambitious and crucial: it determines how the country will live in the next 10 years. In turn the assistant to the GDP Maxim’orshkin said that the updated national targets reflect changes adopted in the Constitution, and the President intends to “monitor” their implementation. All of this points to the fact that Vladimir Putin is going to extend its powers at least until 2030, although the words “nothing is decided”.