The deputy chairman of the Security Council spoke about his first Lada car and concluded that all officials need it. The head of the Ministry of Finance at SPIEF proposed to transfer civil servants to cars of this brand “Medvedev responded to Siluanov's initiative with the phrase «to all officials — Lada»” />

Dmitry Medvedev (second from right) during a visit to the AvtoVAZ plant

Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev supported the proposal to transfer officials to Lada cars. He wrote about this in Telegram.

Medvedev spoke about his experience in owning a Lada, which, according to him, was his first car.

"My first car was a white 7" Zhiguli (“Lada-2107”). I bought it new, in 1995, for about $5000,— he wrote in Telegram.

Subsequently, Medvedev sold it, but three times cheaper. “What was my surprise when, in the summer of 2008, after being elected [to the presidency], I was offered to buy back my smashed-up car, but for $15,000,” — he noted. «Moral: to all officials— ONLY «FRET»,— concluded Medvedev.

Transfer civil servants to Lada proposed by the head of the Ministry of Finance Anton Siluanov at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). The minister pointed out that the state could, in the current conditions, when “it is necessary to produce more of its own goods that were previously imported,” take the risks of their implementation on the “type of offset contracts.” “The state can say: let’s produce an airbag in the Lada, produce power windows, we will provide you with demand, relatively speaking,” — he explained. The head of the State Duma Committee on Budget and Taxes, Andrei Makarov, in turn, asked Siluanov if he would not have to pay for such a Lada. ordinary Russians “at an increased price,” not the budget. “If we transfer state employees to Lada…” — started by the head of the Ministry of Finance. Makarov, in response, recalled that such an idea already existed in the 1990s, but “did not show its sufficient effectiveness.”

AvtoVAZ President Maxim Sokolov, in an interview with RBC TV, in turn, expressed his readiness “in a couple of years” ensure “the entire bureaucracy of Russia” domestic cars “Lada”. The host objected that about 2.5 million people work in the Russian public sector. Sokolov, in response to the remark, noted that “the plant will have to work hard”, and recalled that last year AvtoVAZ produced a little more than 430 thousand cars.

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Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov , commenting on the proposal to transfer officials to domestic cars, he declared his readiness “for everything.” “Every civil servant in our country is ready for anything,” — he added.

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