Putin: Solution of demographic problem linked to economic growth

Other News Materials 9 June 2006 12:30 (UTC +04:00)

(Itar-Tass) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin holds that the political and material support for women who want to have children is extremely important in Russias conditions. In this connection, Putin said, the solution of demographic problems is linked to material compensations.

A large percentage of Russias population lives below the poverty line, Putin said on Thursday, addressing the conference on the implementation of the national projects. The solution of this matter is one of the main tasks of all the power structures, and the best way of its solution is to ensure the pace of Russias economic growth, he said, reports Trend.

The president said this is of particular importance for demography. Some experts says that considerable resources the country is ready to channel for the solution of demographic problems may fail to achieve the expected effect, since such programmes have not been very effective in prosperous countries, either, Putin said. But I do believe that in Russia, where so large a number of people live below the poverty line, it is precisely low incomes that are one of the main causes restraining the birth rate, Putin said.

Therefore, special attention of the state and support for the families, for women who want to have children, the material support, and, if you wish, political, administrative and moral support, are extremely important, Putin said.