29 december 2008

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin chaired a Government meeting

Vladimir Putin

Government meeting

"Today, we can say that the most urgent decisions have been made. We have created an anti-crisis system of state administration comprising special legislative acts, a system for monitoring the situation, and management and emergency bodies. We hope that these measures will prove effective in 2009 and will help to prevent plunging standards of living and rising unemployment, and will facilitate the sustainable performance of the financial system and the industries."