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Support measures during pandemic in Russia were effective — Kremlin

Support measures during pandemic in Russia were effective — Kremlin
Earlier, the head of the Accounts Chamber, Alexei Kudrin, said that the government could have allocated more funds to support citizens and businesses

The Kremlin is convinced that the measures taken by the authorities to mitigate the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic in Russia were effective, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday.When asked to comment on this opinion Peskov said: "In general, the Kremlin considers the measures taken to combat the crisis manifestations during the pandemic to be effective, timely, carefully adjusted and ensuring that the consequences of the global crisis are minimized as much as possible.According to him, the figures "clearly show that the measures [taken in Russia] really worked.The comparative figures of [economic] decline, rise of unemployment and so on, starkly illustrate it [the effectiveness of measures - TASS], if you take many countries - in Europe, America - and compare their data with that of Russia," the Kremlin spokesman explained.

Peskov recalled the words of President Vladimir Putin that the measures of support adopted by the government were "effective, timely and well-thought-out.Earlier, the head of the Accounts Chamber Alexei Kudrin, said that the government could have allocated more funds to support citizens and businesses.

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