The President of the Russian Federation urged to reduce the gap in the incomes of residents of the Crimea and other regions of the Russian Federation
There is a difference in the incomes of residents of Crimea and Sevastopol and residents of other regions of the Russian Federation, including adjacent regions. This difference needs to be reduced. This was announced on Friday, March 17, by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
During a meeting on the development of the peninsula, Putin stressed that this issue is the most important for Crimea and Sevastopol. He pointed out that the income gap for the inhabitants of these territories is painful, writes TASS. The President of Russia noted that we must constantly strive to eliminate these gaps. “There are many ways to achieve the expected result here: open logistics centers, expand transport capabilities, and so on. I ask you and your colleagues to think about this and strive for the desired result,” Putin addressed the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Maxim Reshetnikov.
The President of Russia noted that despite the decline in the tourist flow to the Crimea, vacationers there “are not greedy and spend from the heart.” “This leads to higher prices. Supply and demand are very closely linked,” Putin said, adding that people who live there permanently cannot afford to spend money in the same way.
As Profile.ru reported, according to the Office of the Federal State Statistics Service for Crimea and Sevastopol, the money income of Crimean residents in the second quarter of 2022 increased by 11.4% compared to the same period last year. Average income per month per inhabitant of the peninsula amounted to almost 28.5 thousand rubles. As for consumer spending on the purchase of goods and payment for services, they increased by 12.9% over the reporting period.