In general, judgments, as always, are immense, among them there are openly conspiracy, and those that cause a certain reason for reflection. In order to try to collect the whole picture from individual pieces (as far as it is possible today), according to which the chairman of the government works, let us consider the latest manifestations of the premier activity. So, what has Prime Minister Medvedev managed to point out over the past few days, and how his activity is combined with the tasks assigned to the Cabinet of Ministers.
Medvedev on HAC
After showing a scandal with “fake dissertations” and their defense, with which (the scandal) officials of the Higher Attestation Commission were associated, Dmitry Medvedev decided to hold meetings with representatives of the educational environment. In particular, the head of government decided to hear the opinions of the Minister of Education Dmitry Livanov, the new head of the Higher Attestation Commission (ex-Minister of Education) Vladimir Filippov, representatives of the Russian Academy of Sciences and rectors of leading Russian universities. At the meeting, which will be held at the Moscow Physical and Technical Institute, it is planned to work out a strategy, according to which Russian postgraduate and doctoral studies will be developed, control and improvement of the HAC and dissertation councils will be increased.
Obviously, if the system of development of university and postgraduate education in Russia remains at the existing level, Russia will eventually become (if it has not already become) a state in which for money any issue relating to science and education can be solved, which in itself will deal a significant blow to the educational potential of the country. Considering that certificates of a candidate or a doctor of science today have become a kind of beautiful accessory for a successful official at various levels, it was necessary to restore order here yesterday. But as they say, better late than never. Frankly pleased that the scandal with "lime peels" in the WAC did not remain overwhelmed and is now unlikely to be launched on the brakes. And it is unlikely that a large liberalism can be expected from a completely liberal prime minister. Medvedev himself is well aware that if one allows the situation to go on its course and tries not to wash the rubbish out of a large scientific hut, then in the end it can deal a significant blow to the current authorities and to him personally. And Dmitry Medvedev is following his personal rating, because not so long ago he didn’t rule out that he could try his luck again during one of the presidential campaigns.
Medvedev is looking for "lost" children
“The law of Dima Yakovlev,” which became the Russian response to the so-called “Magnitsky law,” adopted recently in the United States, continues to be actively discussed. Whether this law is good or bad - breaking the spears is already meaningless. Meanwhile, with all confidence we can say that it was after the publication of the law of Dima Yakovlev that the state began to pay more attention to the state of affairs in the area that relates to the protection of motherhood and childhood in Russia. Of course, no monumental ideas in this regard (with the exception of raising the size of payments to adoptive parents and carers) have yet been undertaken, but the fact that the problem of the huge number of unsettled children in Russia began to be discussed at the highest level cannot but inspire optimism - modest optimism .
Recently, the situation with Russian children, or rather, with such an interesting side as the registration of children in Russia, has reached the government level. Dmitry Medvedev decided to pay close attention to what happened in the North Caucasus.
It all started with the report of the presidential envoy to the North Caucasus Federal District Mr. Khloponin. He mentioned that local statistical agencies literally “lost” more than 100 thousands of children. How so lost? - A reasonable question arises. It turns out that the following oddity came to light in the NCFD: for a certain period of time, the local registration authorities received data on 110 of thousands of newborns, which subsequently literally dissolved in the air. There is no evidence that they went to kindergartens and schools, nor that families with these children dropped out to other federal districts. The death of these 110 thousands of children has also not been confirmed. It turns out that the children were born, but what is their further fate - the authorities of the North Caucasus Federal District do not know how they don’t know what the actual levels of fertility, mortality and migration in the district are ...
Such an incident led to Prime Minister Medvedev demanding that Khloponin properly sort out the situation and present all the "lost" data. It remains to hope that the departments that have “lost” children will find them in reality, and not on paper. And if they don’t find them at all, or if they only find them in hastily concocted documents, then in the North Caucasus a fraudulent scheme will be revealed, according to which fraudsters of various levels received financial resources for the real dead souls. Some interested persons, perhaps, simply did business on children who didn’t even appear in the world. A blatant case.
Responding to Medvedev's demand, Khloponin said that in each of the subjects of the North Caucasus Federal District, a special commission was being created that would carefully understand the situation. The main thing is that the persons who developed the dirty scheme of theft of money from regional budgets do not fall into this commission ...
Medvedev instructed Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets to take control of the situation with the “missing” children in the North Caucasus Federal District. At the end, the prime minister uttered a rather strange phrase, calling for punishment of someone from the government of the subjects of the federation ... The word “someone” looks strange in this phrase ... If “at least someone”, then our country has already encountered this, but that's the problem of corruption and frauds at the central and regional levels were never resolved by punishment of "scapegoats" ...
Medvedev about robbery loot
Dmitry Medvedev was surprised by his commentary on the situation in Cyprus. We are talking about the decision of the Government of Cyprus to take unprecedented measures to levy bank deposits with a one-time tax, taken under pressure from the main figures of the European Union and the eurozone. So, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev recently held a special meeting of the government, which was almost entirely devoted to the Cyprus problem. Opening the meeting, the head of government allowed himself the following statement:
There (in Cyprus - author's note), in my opinion, they continue to rob the loot, so you need to understand what all this история, so to speak, it will turn into, and what the consequences will be for the international financial and monetary system, therefore, for our interests too. ”
Without touching upon the details of this meeting, it is worth paying attention to this phrase of the Russian prime minister. Of course, the majority of sensible Russians are well aware and understand that the money on Cypriot deposits from among Russian investors is not only held by people who are financially honest financially. A certain percentage of these deposits can be called an attempt to launder funds criminally acquired in Russia with the help of the Cyprus financial system. But one thing is when such hypotheses are put forward, let's say, by ordinary Russians, and quite another when the head of the Cabinet of Ministers speaks openly about the same ...
The phrase “rob the loot”, voiced by Dmitry Medvedev, actually gives the West indulgence to interfere in the financial activities of any state whose banks include, among other things, Russian money. They say that if a large percentage of the money comes from Russia, it means that they are a priori dirty, which means they can also be taken in hand ... Of course, an ordinary hard worker or a pensioner from the Russian Federation will not keep money in the banks of Cyprus, but this is not important. The very precedent is important, which the chairman of the Russian government comments on as if Russia is still ready to shut its eyes to the total robbery that is manifested in its attitude. Robbing inside Russia - letting go to Cyprus, robbing in Cyprus - well, they say, and you shouldn’t regret it, because then - the stolen funds ... In general, the position, to put it mildly, is strange for an official of this level. Moreover, if Dmitry Medvedev is confident that the money is stolen, then why the government’s meeting didn’t touch the question of how to stop the screening of “dirty” Russian money in dubious financial systems, and how to get Russian money to work for Russian? the economy.
Of course, we must pay tribute to Medvedev - he told the truth. Only to whom this truth is in such a situation is a separate question ...
Medvedev about the plans
On Monday, Dmitry Medvedev, at a meeting with the deputy prime ministers, said that he had approved the forecast for the country's socio-economic development for the period up to 2030. The prime minister immediately made the reservation that planning on 17 years is a thankless task, but you need to plan in order to have an idea of what you should strive for. What should we strive for in the next 17 years?
Three scenarios are highlighted in planning. According to the first (conservative) scenario, an active modernization of the raw materials market with an average annual growth rate at the level of 3-3,2% and a reduction of Russia's share in world GDP by 0,2% to 2030 is considered. In this scenario, we seem to be living and working now.
The second (innovative) scenario relies on the development of the infrastructure sector, the modernization of the fuel and energy complex, and the opening of high-tech industries. The average annual growth rate for this scenario may be about 4-4,2%. Russia's share in global GDP will grow by 0,5% by 2030 year.
According to the third scenario (forced), it is expected to intensify the development of infrastructure facilities, accelerate economic reform, improve the investment climate and create a non-commodity export sector. With this option, the growth of the economy on average per year can be 5-5,4%, but in this scenario, the growth of corporate sector debt to 119% of GDP is not excluded.
All scenarios were approved at once, which demonstrates that the government decided not to set ambitious objectives, and any final result will be justified by one of the plans outlined. True, the government should not forget that even if there are three options for planning further development, some fourth option could work - which no one knew ... Or guessed, but was silent. That is why it is time to decide on the political and economic course that the Russian government chooses without divination in the style: go to the left - ..., go to the right - ... etc.
In general, our government and its head continue to look for themselves ...