Meeting with permanent members of Security Council
Vladimir Putin met with permanent members of the Security Council.
May 19, 2017
Meeting with permanent members of the Security Council.
The discussion focused on current issues on the domestic socioeconomic agenda. There was also an exchange of views on cyber security efforts.
Participants discussed the situation in Syria with an emphasis on the US strike on Syria the day before. It was noted that such actions were illegitimate and seriously hampered the process of establishing de-escalation zones and the entire intra-Syria settlement process.
Attending the meeting were Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino, Secretary of the Security Council Nikolai Patrushev, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Director of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov and Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport Sergei Ivanov.
Working meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev
Vladimir Putin had a working meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to discus prospects for the country’s economic development through 2025.
May 19, 2017
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr Medvedev, I asked the Government to prepare an economic development plan and identify promising development areas and ways of achieving these goals between 2017 and 2025. I am referring not only to internal political plans and the domestic political agenda but also to the fact that we had to adjust our 2020 blueprints accordingly, and then the year 2020 is not too far away.
Regardless of personalities, regardless even of the internal political timetable, the country should have clear-cut, comprehensible economic and social development plans.
We know – and you know – that various expert groups are working in line with my directives, but there is no doubt that the work accomplished by the Russian Government should lay the groundwork for all the proposals that have been put forward.
Now I suggest we discuss the Government’s proposals and then consider the results of the work done by various expert groups, after which a final decision will be made.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev: Mr President, in keeping with your directive, indeed, the Government has drafted a comprehensive plan – general approaches to economic and social development between 2017 and 2025, bearing in mind the goal that was set in the Presidential Address, specifically achieving economic growth rates in 2019–2020 at and above the world average. This will enable our economy to develop faster and achieve the main social goals.
This is the focus of the plan as such. It includesa lot of varied proposals, which, as you have just said, can be discussed, bearing in mind that experts are also working on this (by the way, we are also in direct contact with them, naturally, discussing various proposals), and then consider the final version, which can be used as a basis for action.
Vladimir Putin: Very well, agreed. Let us talk in detail about the Government’s proposals, and when our colleagues from the expert groups submit their materials, you and I will study everything very closely again and draw conclusions as to the most promising, interesting and expedient ideas in terms of practical application for generating maximum impact.
Mikhail Galperin appointed Russian Federation Representative at European Court of Human Rights
Vladimir Putin signed the Executive Order On the Russian Federation's Representative at the European Court of Human Rights – Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation.
May 19, 2017
The President signed an Executive Order appointing Mikhail Galperin as the Russian Federation's Representative at the European Court of Human Rights and Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation, and relieving him of his current post.
Meeting with Defence Ministry senior officials and defence industry representatives
Vladimir Putin chaired a meeting with Defence Ministry senior officials and defence industry representatives, the last in a series of meetings on military issues.
May 19, 2017
Meeting with Defence Ministry senior officials and defence industry representatives.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, colleagues.
We are completing this series of meetings on strengthening the Armed Forces and the industry that is aimed at meeting these goals, that is, developing the defence industry. I would like to thank all those taking part in the discussion.
Today I suggest we focus on aspects of building an advanced technology reserve based on breakthrough technologies. We have just discussed some aspects of these issues separately with the Minister of Defence.
We will certainly also discuss our progress in the most important research and development projects.
Allow me to underline that the entire scientific community’s intellectual potential should be employed in maintaining national defence capability. I primarily have in mind the scientists, designers, and engineers who are working to create the most innovative systems – all those who will provide the Armed Forces with an opportunity to adequately respond to existing and possible future challenges and risks to Russia's military security.
Let us get to work.
Congratulations on 60th anniversary of Russian Academy of Sciences’ Siberian branch
Vladimir Putin sent a message of greetings to participants in the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
May 19, 2017
The message reads, in part:
“Six decades ago, the creative genius of the branch’s founding fathers – Mikhail Lavrentyev, Sergei Khristianovich and Sergei Sobolev – established in Siberia a qualitatively new model of organisation of science. Its most important principles are the integrated nature of research, its close connection with the training of highly qualified personnel and focus on practical results. This progressive approach contributed to the establishment of a powerful scientific centre in the east of our country, whose achievements largely determined the effective development of key sectors of the domestic economy, primarily geological exploration, the oil and gas industry, energy, and the military-industrial complex.
It is gratifying that today you continue the glorious traditions of your predecessors. Your creative work helps to strengthen the enormous potential of the largest regional branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Russian science in general.”