The government has asked to include media in the list of the most affected sectors

the Minister Maksut Shadaev sent to the Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin a letter in which asked to include media in the list of industries most affected by the coronavirus. Reports radio station “Moscow speaking”, referring to the head of the Duma Committee on information policy, information technologies and communications Alexander Hinstein.

“Domestic mediatrici continues to ensure smooth operation of all types of media, contributing to the preservation of social stability and helping our citizens and authorities to cope successfully with the complexities of the current situation”, — said in the letter.

Chagaev noted that the media industry is financed mainly by advertising revenue, while much of it is made up of those industries that were included in the list of the most affected. According to him, that the revenues of the media, despite the active and in-demand work are being reduced.

the Head of the Ministry of communications said that for this reason, many editors will soon have to make decisions on the reduction or the termination of its activities. According to Shadaeva, support measures provided to the most affected by the pandemic industries, would help to prevent mass bankruptcies in the media field in the first place would help regional mass media, which employ tens of thousands of people.

on April 15, Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed the details of the new anti-crisis plan to support the economy in the context of pandemic coronavirus. In particular, the President proposed to allocate an additional 200 billion rubles to balance the budget of the regions. To support aviation companies will allocate 23 billion rubles. Putin also announced that Russian businesses will get the money to pay salaries.