Kudrin on the country's economy: Russia is trapped


Recently, a famous Russian political scientist, oriental scientist and economist Evgeny Satanovsky reminded the public some promises that were included in the "Strategy 2020" (about the average salary of $ 2,7 thousand (over 172 thousand rubles at the current rate) and pensions, "going off scale" for 150 thousand rubles.). And so, on November 30, 2019, the head of the Accounts Chamber of Russia Alexei Kudrin, during his speech at the site of the All-Russian Civil Forum (FMF-2019) in Moscow, said that the country was in a trap that impeded its further modernization.


A senior official is confident that Russia lacks the institutions necessary for the development, and this is well understood by the government, but so far it has not been possible to create such institutions. Then he marked the fork in which Russia was.

Kudrin believes that the modernization of the country should happen anyway. But this can happen as planned, i.e. according to the plan of power, and spontaneously, i.e. on demand from below. It turns out, according to Kudrin, in the early 1990s, changes in Russia (the emergence of a free market and democracy) occurred precisely because of demands from below, i.e. the population really wanted it. At the same time, modernization was chaotic, and therefore its price was high (the collapse of the USSR, a drop in GDP by 2 times).

Spontaneous, chaotic modernization - very expensive

- said Kudrin.

Kudrin warned that if suddenly modernization did not happen at all, then after a while the standard of living of Russians would drop sharply, and it would become even more difficult for Russia to maintain a vast territory. He recalled that over the past decade, Russia's annual GDP growth was only 1%.

Apart from the revolution, war and the collapse of the USSR, this is the longest period of stagnation in recent times.

- emphasized Kudrin.

The Chairman of the Accounts Chamber of Russia expressed hope that the authorities would nevertheless initiate changes in the country and the system will respond to problems, as the authorities are interested in maintaining the country's competitiveness and its economic growth. But in order to ensure growth, Russia needs to enter the markets with new goods, but for now, in fact, our country has nothing to offer the world. He noted that in 2019 the level of Russian exports will decline. Then he warned that this decline could continue in the future.

Kudrin explained that only a small number of countries were selected from a similar situation without outside assistance. He recalled that South Korea and Japan were modernized with US assistance. Therefore, according to Kudrin, society should actively push the authorities to modernize the country and, thanks to new technology, it will be possible to establish horizontal ties.

The last, said by Kudrin, looks somewhat strange. Perhaps, during his speech, the official managed to forget that he himself said a little earlier that in the early 1990s, changes in Russia occurred precisely because of demands from below and what this ultimately led to.
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  1. Potapov Offline
    Potapov (Valery) 1 December 2019 09: 52
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    What trap is ... created including and your little hands ...
  2. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) 1 December 2019 12: 23
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    Kudrin on the country's economy: Russia is trapped

    - Ah, what a surprise ...- but who would have thought ...
    - Yes .. it’s not enough fun ... -And this is not a problem ...
    - But, nevertheless ... - why did Kudrin suddenly open up here so frankly ...
    - Could it be that he is preparing Russian public opinion for ... k ... k ... k (no, not for the transfer by Russia of the Kuril Islands to Japan ... - this question has probably been solved for a long time) ... -And does he prepare public opinion for the frank and undisguised expansion of Russian public and economic institutions ... by Chinese state institutions and institutions ...
    - This will be a real disaster ...
    - This is not an "invitation of the Varangians to reign" ... is a real disaster ...
    - That's about China somehow "everything is quiet" recently ...
  3. Yuri Mikhailovsky (Yuri Mikhailovsky) 1 December 2019 17: 35
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    It's funny to hear from him !!!!
  4. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker 1 December 2019 20: 07
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    Gorbachev, Yeltsin, Chubais, Gaidar T, Kudrin. Continue?

    People are grains in our garden, weed it with care,
    look from all sides, weeds and a trifle - Vaughn.
    If you pulled out love - it doesn’t matter
    maybe it's not love, but nonsense,
    throw it in the trash without regret, forever.
    But consideration is growing - this is wisdom, not luck,
    this is the tree of our life, open the window before it,
    it is mighty and sprawling.
    Here are ridicule, cunning, greed - the weeds are excellent,
    they are not sown, but their arrogant heads will tear off.
    Everything in nature has been taken into account, everything will be paid back.
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  6. valeriy7 Offline
    valeriy7 (Valery) 2 December 2019 00: 31
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    He himself did everything possible to ensure that Russia finds itself in its current position, and now rolls a barrel at others, which, however, are no better than him.
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  8. oracul Offline
    oracul (leonid) 2 December 2019 08: 22
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    Mr. Kudrin, apparently, prefers not to work in the Accounts Chamber, fiercely fighting for the effectiveness of spending budget funds, and to speak at forums. It is understandable: a star is in the past the "best minister of finance", honor and respect among liberals, "clever" thoughts out loud and are not responsible for anything.
  9. Tektor Offline
    Tektor (Tektor) 2 December 2019 16: 35
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    And now I completely agree with Kudrin’s words: without changing anything, we will be in need.
    1. 123 Online
      123 (123) 2 December 2019 21: 55
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      And now, with Kudrin’s words, I completely agree

      Don't you think that the word "completely" is superfluous?

      Kudrin explained that only a small number of countries were selected from a similar situation without outside assistance. He recalled that South Korea and Japan were modernized with US assistance. Therefore, according to Kudrin, society should actively push the authorities to modernize the country and, thanks to new technologies, it will be possible to establish horizontal ties

      Re-read again, please. You see what he calls for a push? Make connections and crawl in a horizontal position.
  10. Roarv Offline
    Roarv (Robert) 2 December 2019 23: 31
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    Once this bookkeeper was the main initiator of Russian money investing in US assets, now he sang in a different way. ... What could be a breakthrough in the economy of the same amateurs who have not worked in industrial production for a single year.
    The same gaydar-chubaisyat team is shuffled every 3-5 years.
    The main model of the country's economy:
    Modernization, Structuring, Stabilization, Digitalization, Optimization, Liquidation, Offshorization ...
    If until 2024 they do not create two party parliament, replace the “buffoon” with the producer of the creator, do not reduce the number of banks to 30, then the historians of other countries will ascertain the performance of this accountant ...
    For whatever our Cabinet would undertake, name at least one target indicator that achieved the stated goal.
  11. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 3 December 2019 09: 04
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    Another explanation of Friend Putin ...
    They started everything themselves, and now even 3 letters from the joke do not write ..... where to leave something from such and such money ???