Putin has backed the regions hardest hit by the sanctions

Vladimir Putin will support resource-generating regions affected by Western actions
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The federal authorities will support Russia’s oil and gas producing regions in the face of declining energy exports. This was shown by the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 21 in the Kremlin with the governor of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Dmitry Artyukhov, experts say. The head of state made it clear that he intends to maintain the standard of living in the regions that have been donors to the country’s budget for decades, political scientists explained to URA.RU.

At the beginning of the meeting, Putin showed that he is deeply immersed in the situation in the region. The President noted that the YNAO is one of the leaders in gross domestic product – growth in 2021 was more than 10%, industrial production grew by 16%, and growth in agriculture increased by 9%. “These are all, of course, obvious positive trends. Construction in general is your first place. The construction sector, the growth of construction – by 60%, in my opinion, “said the head of state.

President Vladimir Putin is deeply immersed in the situation in the region

The economic indicators of the region cannot but please, Artyukhov confirmed. “The main sector of the economy – energy – felt very confident last year,” he said. According to the head of the region, industrial production at the end of 2021 amounted to 17%, which allowed the YNAO to enter the top 5 regions of the country.

“The main production indicators, they are of key importance to us, and gas production, and oil production, and gas condensate production – all in the black. This is the key to success, reflected in social indicators: the key ones – poverty, unemployment, income – we are also in the lead in the country. This is a guarantee of social well-being, “Artyukhov stressed.

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In the YANAO, the number of large families has increased in 10 years and infant mortality rates have decreased

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The governor also told how the situation with large families has improved in 10 years – their number has increased 2.5 times, infant mortality rates have decreased: the region has reached the average level of Russia. Genetic centers have made a significant contribution to this, where future mothers are tested for free, Artyukhov added. “It’s very important, I completely agree. We need to implement this example throughout Russia, “Putin said.

During his meeting with Governor Artyukhov, the President showed that he is not only busy with the foreign policy agenda, but also monitors the situation inside the country, said Vyacheslav Danilov, executive director of the Center for Political Analysis. The political scientist reminded that the YNAO is an oil and gas region, whose income depends on energy exports, which has suffered as a result of Western sanctions. According to him, that is why Putin held a meeting with Artyukhov.

“The question arises as to what will happen to regional budgets in the face of declining oil and gas exports. The President reassured the people that the state has the resources. Putin shows that the standard of living in the region will not fall, no one will leave the enterprises, they will not close, “- said the expert.

Dmitry Abzalov, President of the Center for Strategic Communications, agrees. According to him, due to export restrictions in the region, energy sales are declining. “The purpose of Putin’s meeting is to speak out and signal to the governors that the federal center will support resource entities, including the YANAO,” the expert said.

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Western sanctions are reducing energy sales in resource-generating regions

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The President made it clear that special attention will be paid to resource-generating regions, as they now play a key role, said Sergei Markelov, a political scientist and head of Markcom. “It is important that they fit into the new economic world, reduce the losses from the conflict in Ukraine,” he said.

The head of the Agency for Political and Economic Communications Dmitry Orlov is confident that the president of this meeting showed the elites that he continues to control regional policy. “The main signal to the elites is that despite the problems caused by special operations and sanctions, the president continues to direct and coordinate regional policy,” the political scientist concluded.

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The federal authorities will support Russia’s oil and gas producing regions in the face of declining energy exports. This was shown by the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 21 in the Kremlin with the governor of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Dmitry Artyukhov, experts say. The head of state made it clear that he intends to maintain the standard of living in the regions that have been donors to the country’s budget for decades, political scientists explained to URA.RU. At the beginning of the meeting, Putin showed that he is deeply immersed in the situation in the region. The President noted that the YNAO is one of the leaders in gross domestic product – growth in 2021 was more than 10%, industrial production grew by 16%, and growth in agriculture increased by 9%. “These are all, of course, obvious positive trends. Construction in general is your first place. The construction sector, the growth of construction – by 60%, in my opinion, “said the head of state. The economic indicators of the region cannot but please, Artyukhov confirmed. “The main sector of the economy – energy – felt very confident last year,” he said. According to the head of the region, industrial production at the end of 2021 amounted to 17%, which allowed the YNAO to enter the top 5 regions of the country. “The main production indicators, they are of key importance to us, and gas production, and oil production, and gas condensate production – all in the black. This is the key to success, reflected in social indicators: the key ones – poverty, unemployment, income – we are also in the lead in the country. This is a guarantee of social well-being, “Artyukhov stressed. The governor also told how the situation with large families has improved in 10 years – their number has increased 2.5 times, infant mortality rates have decreased: the region has reached the average level of Russia. Genetic centers have made a significant contribution to this, where future mothers are tested for free, Artyukhov added. “It’s very important, I completely agree. We need to implement this example throughout Russia, “Putin said. During his meeting with Governor Artyukhov, the President showed that he is not only busy with the foreign policy agenda, but also monitors the situation inside the country, said Vyacheslav Danilov, executive director of the Center for Political Analysis. The political scientist reminded that the YNAO is an oil and gas region, whose income depends on energy exports, which has suffered as a result of Western sanctions. According to him, that is why Putin held a meeting with Artyukhov. “The question arises as to what will happen to regional budgets in the face of declining oil and gas exports. The President reassured the people that the state has the resources. Putin shows that the standard of living in the region will not fall, no one will leave the enterprises, they will not close, “- said the expert. Dmitry Abzalov, President of the Center for Strategic Communications, agrees. According to him, due to export restrictions in the region, energy sales are declining. “The purpose of Putin’s meeting is to speak out and signal to the governors that the federal center will support resource entities, including the YANAO,” the expert said. The President made it clear that special attention will be paid to resource-generating regions, as they now play a key role, said Sergei Markelov, a political scientist and head of Markcom. “It is important that they fit into the new economic world, reduce the losses from the conflict in Ukraine,” he said. The head of the Agency for Political and Economic Communications Dmitry Orlov is confident that the president of this meeting showed the elites that he continues to control regional policy. “The main signal to the elites is that despite the problems caused by special operations and sanctions, the president continues to direct and coordinate regional policy,” the political scientist concluded.

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