On Tuesday, Vladimir Putin held a big meeting with the government on the development of tourism.
On Tuesday, Vladimir Putin held a big meeting with the government on the development of tourism. But, as is often the case in these types of meetings, the conversation started on completely different topics.
– The prices of medicines increased and some shortages were observed. Despite the growth of the production of pharmaceutical companies by 22% and the fact that Russian medicines occupy 60% of the market, the president said.
The head of the ONF, Mikhail Kuznetsov, said in response that the biggest deficit was in antipyretic drugs, antibiotics and some oncological drugs. At the same time, pharmacies also have Russian analogues of Western brands. It’s just that both doctors and the patients themselves first ask for more popular names.
Health Minister Mikhail Murashko added that now it is just the season for colds, so “there is an increase in demand for antibacterial and antipyretic drugs.” But drug prices rise more slowly than inflation.
– The prices of medicines on the list of essential and essential medicines increased by 1.9% in 2022. The increase in prices of medicines not included in this list, according to the results of last year, turned out to be 10% less at the inflation rate, listed the official.
In the end, Putin explained to the ministers how to avoid a shortage of cold medicines in winter.
“It is necessary to secure the stocks of raw materials of the most demanded drugs in a certain period of time,” the president noted, adding that the same principle applies to power engineers when pumping gas to storage facilities before winter. .
“We can fully ensure the passage of the flu period, because we all know that at this time antipyretics, antibiotics, etc. They are the most in demand,” said the president.
MY FIRST TEACHER
At the meeting they recalled that 2023 was declared the year of the teacher and mentor. Putin first asked Education Minister Sergei Kravtsov if he remembered his first teacher.
– Of course! insured official.
– I remember It too. Chizhova Tamara Pavlovna was like that with us. Very kind, – said the President with nostalgia. – A professional teacher, a very kind woman.
The head of state added that this woman taught him from the first grade.
TO CRIMEA ONLY BY TRAIN
After the closure of most of the borders, the Russians only had to rest at home. Result: domestic tourism grew by 8% last year. Much more and exceed the pre-Covid level.
Economy Minister Maxim Reshetnikov specified that the tourist reimbursement program also helped. 3.5 million people recovered part of the money from hotel vacations.
– In addition to the traditional leaders in terms of tourist flow – Moscow, Krasnodar Territory, St. Petersburg, Crimea, Tatarstan – Tyva and Kamchatka showed impressive growth rates. Interest is growing in the Vladimir, Pskov, Vologda regions, – the minister listed.
By the way, the Russian leader also likes to go on vacation to Tyva. In the fall of 2021, the president, together with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, spent several days in the taiga.
Following the closure of many airports this year, passenger traffic for rail workers has increased markedly. The flow to the Crimea increased by 76%! The authorities, apparently, do not count on the restoration of flights for this summer, so they expect an even greater load on the trains.
If in 2022 2.2 million people visited Crimea by train, then this summer there may already be 3 million tourists! At least the carriages are reserved for this number of passengers.