Putin called the arguments about the appointment of Kudrin Prime Minister “political exercise”
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MOSCOW, April 21. /TASS/. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov called speculations about a possible connection activity ex-Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin and his possible appointment as the head of the government “political exercise”. “Rather, such a verbal duel, a political science exercise, not more,” he told reporters.
A Kremlin spokesman said that Kudrin, expert generalist, “so it is absolutely normal that he has his own point of view on a wide range of issues.” “And to link it with some electoral aspirations – may be, it is clear and understandable from any point of view, but this is wrong,” – said Peskov.
The representative of the Kremlin was also asked to comment on statements by Kudrin at the Krasnoyarsk economic forum, where the former Finance Minister has compared the system of public administration with the “old creaky machine with low speed” and noted a very high share of the state in the economy . Peskov recalled that the share of state participation has been increased in connection with the 2008 crisis. Then it helped to “avoid the collapse of the market, managed to minimize the consequences of a severe economic crisis that all of us in mi had to face,” said Sands.
“Of course, such a vast country and such a big economy, no matter what, she sudden movements all the laws of physics can not” – said the representative of the Kremlin, commenting on the words of Kudrin. However, he acknowledged that “there is room for improvement”.
In the Kremlin are ready to listen to the opinion of Kudrin as to the opinions of other experts. Peskov said that the opinions of different experts now compete.