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The president again answers the questions of the Far East, and EastRussia again talks about this

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28 April in St. Petersburg was II Media Forum of independent regional and local media "Truth and Justice", organized by the All-Russian People's Front. The event was attended by Vladimir Putin himself - answered journalists' questions. A third of the whole meeting was devoted to the Far East. Journalists from Primorsky and Khabarovsk Territory, Yakutia, as well as Buryatia, the Irkutsk Region and the Trans-Baikal Territory managed to ask their questions.

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Nikolai Buduev, a journalist with the Moscow Komsomolets in Buryatia, complained to the president about "the appetites of local officials to improve their lives from the budget." "They charter themselves charters, build houses for 100 million rubles and so on. The flight of imagination is unlimited, "he said, noting that the problem concerns not only Buryatia, but also other regions of the country.

Budeev said that he asked Golkov, the mayor of Ulan-Ude, why he had “salary doubled over the past two years, that is, it’s now 420 thousand rubles.” According to the journalist, he "immediately began certain problems, including attempts to withdraw me from the city council."

"Vladimir Vladimirovich, two years ago, a law was passed on the contract system, which ideally should have specifically written down the content of each official, which he can count on. So far we see only by cars and by communication, and somehow dragged on by other parameters. Perhaps, it is possible to accelerate this process somehow, so that we know clearly what each official can expect? "The journalist asked.

Vladimir Putin agreed that «The flight of fantasy can be unlimited, and this must be carefully observed. " "Undoubtedly, we need more careful and more precise regulation, to whom that is supposed to be. You are now talking about cars mentioned - during the Soviet era, we remember, they scolded the big bosses that they are shikuyut and live. In fact, the order was more: someone was put "Moskvich", someone 21-I "Volga", someone there, the ministers - "Seagull", but everything was painted. Unfortunately, we do not have such precise, precise regulation yet, but we definitely need to think about this, "the president said.

According to him, the Ministry of Finance has already been entrusted to pay attention to these things when deciding questions about optimizing the costs of the regions. "It is impossible to imagine that we are not indexing any payments in the social sphere, and at the same time, the salaries of officials are increasing dramatically," such, of course, should not be, "the head of state stressed. According to the president, "the salary of the governor or his deputy can not be different from the average salary in the region, it should be higher, but it should not differ at times", but "the level of wages should be relevant to the labor market - and to attract For this work of people, I repeat, talented and capable ".

"The incomes of officials do not consist only of wages, they are formed, perhaps, from some kind of investment in banks, someone could work once in business, from the sale of property and so on," he said and recognized that " All this should be absolutely transparent. "

The journalist of the TV channel "ZabTV" Maria Mashanova (Trans-Baikal Territory). asked to support the fire victims, many of whom did not have documents confirming the ownership of the destroyed houses. According to her, local officials send fire victims to the courts.

"We all know, yes, that you were instructed before 1 September to provide all the victims with housing. What happens in practice? At us from 204 the burned down houses the right to indemnification and the certificate for construction of the new house receive now only about 40 families. The rest are people who for some reason did not formalize their houses in property, it was mostly new houses built, that is, people built them, and the registration procedure has not yet passed, including my colleagues - the family of Belokopytovs, journalists from Holding "Transbaikal Media Group". They visited the house a few months ago, put everything in it, sold the apartment, got a mortgage, and this house burned down. They did not manage to get the ownership right, they planned to do it in the summer, when they go on vacation, after all the procedure is quite long. Now they hear such cues when they try to achieve something that, since you do not have documents, you have not burned a house, but the firewood was burnt, "she said.

The President noted that supporting documents are still needed, "but they may be different: the house could not be fully issued, but there may be some other supporting documents, testimonies. We must go through this judicial procedure as soon as possible. "

"I will ask my colleagues from the judicial system to organize this quickly, without adequate delays, so that these formalities will be passed as soon as possible," Putin promised.

"That's why the pike in the river, so that the crucian does not doze"

The Far Easterners were especially interested in issues of the development of the press and freedom of the press. A journalist from the Irkutsk region told about the situation in which the print media were today. In particular, it was a question of the price of paper, which, compared to November, 2014, increased by 1% on 63 March, while 70% of the total volume of paper produced goes abroad without a fee.

“This will lead to disaster. If, perhaps, some large publications will survive, with some capital behind them: either parties or states, then we are “little ones” (independent media, social and political media that fulfill social orders, who fight for the rights of ordinary people), we just have to close - not even shrink, but just close, ”she explained. According to the woman, it is also noteworthy that coated paper comes to Russia from abroad. ““ Melovochka ”, on which magazines and other glossy products are printed, comes to us from abroad, and it is already subject to a duty,” the journalist said.

"The fact that prices were raised on cellulose, as you said, it certainly needs to be checked. I [the Federal] Antimonopoly Service need such an instruction from the ladies that they literally see in the very near future what is happening and where such a leap from which it is connected, "Putin said. He stressed that he knows "the position of the relevant departments in the government who say that in today's difficult conditions it is necessary to support our producers of paper products and not to limit them to export customs duties or other tools, to give them the opportunity to simply earn." "But if what you have just told me leads to the fact that the newspapers will be closed, then this is no less tragic than any load on the relevant industry. So we'll think about it, okay. I will certainly talk with colleagues about this, "he concluded.

A representative of the Primamedia holding Alexei Migunov from Primorsky Krai raised the issue of the freedom of speech of a journalist, in particular, that the genre of investigative journalism disappears in the profession: "Investigating in the regions is really getting harder and often simply unsafe. Only last year we heard loud scandals about the persecution of journalists in Birobidzhan, the newspaper "Na Dom", in Rostov-on-Don, the newspaper Novoye Vremya, we remember a rather terrible story with the beating of the editor-in-chief of the newspaper Arshan in Buryatia. "

"Now in Primorsky Krai we are investigating corruption schemes in Primorsky Federal Migration Service. The result of the investigations is the same: these are threats, harassment, pressure. Perhaps, thank God, we feel the protection and support of the "Popular Front", which, in my opinion, has been replaced even recently by law enforcement agencies. Vladimir Vladimirovich, it seems to me that a journalist should have not only freedom of speech, but freedom after the spoken word, "said Migunov.

Putin called the issue of press freedom one of the key. According to him, "for this it is necessary that the mass media themselves are really independent and that there is no doubt in it". "It is necessary to ensure that no one even tries to use the mass media to achieve their business interests, some other interests not related to the interests of the society or the region where this or that media is functioning," the president said. Position. And for this, in his opinion, it is necessary "firstly, in society to affirm the relevant principles of morality and morality. It is necessary to strengthen the legislative base of the work of independent mass media. Of course, it is necessary to create such informal instruments as the All-Russian People's Front. It's no coincidence that I asked my colleagues - I heard, they did it - to create a legal aid center, so that he prompted, helped and led to arrange such forums, meetings on a permanent basis. "

Denis Adamov from the Internet publication "Yakutia.Info" touched on the information support of the media. "A year and a half ago you said that regional authorities would reduce budgets for so-called information support. In fact, behind this formulation lies the word "PR". On the example of Yakutia I will say that last year we spent a billion on state money, this year the amount, if I'm not mistaken, in my opinion, it even increased, that is, the amount from year to year ... ", he began.

"Here's the delivery of money where, for delivery of printed publications," - joked the president.

Adamov noted that the media that receive money, "loyal, who do not defend the interests of society, do not raise problematic materials, do not point at the sore spots in society": "they serve not the society, but the narrow segment of society - power, officials, governors" . In his opinion, this is "a vicious system, and it discredits not only the governors themselves, but as a whole generates a distrust of the population of the country towards the authorities as a whole, namely to the Russian authorities." Adamov suggested that "this system should be changed".

According to the head of state, last year to support the media across the country was allocated "in general somewhere 36 billion was, the money is not a little, they should be controlled by society." "We need to understand what they are on," he said, emphasizing that "this information should be as transparent as possible and then it will not be possible simply to feed your pocket media".

"You said that you uncover, expose, and it's very good. The media should be the same as in the well-known proverb: for that, the pike in the river, so that the crucian does not doze, "Putin said, urging the journalist to" pay attention "not to the big bosses, but to ordinary people who seek concrete, interesting, significant for Region or country of results ".

"This, perhaps, can be further regulated by the relevant instructions of the same Ministry of Finance, which works with its colleagues in the regions. This is not classified information, not the information of the Ministry of Defense or the Federal Security Service, or foreign intelligence. Therefore, we will ensure that the alignment was complete, where the money goes, "he added.

The editor of the newspaper "My Coast" from the Khabarovsk Territory complained that her materials about the grandiose construction of the Kuznetsovsky tunnel in the Vanino district were not published in the Rossiyskaya Gazeta. She also said that over the years of her journalistic career, more than 10 crimes were committed against her. "None of them is uncovered and as a result of one of them I am now on the 2 group of disability," the woman explained.

Vladimir Putin promised to deal with the situation. He expressed bewilderment that “if you, as a witness of a grandiose project that is happening in the Far East, wanted to give an opportunity to a wide readership of the Rossiyskaya Gazeta,” why they didn’t take it, I do not understand. There is nothing but competition here. ” “I regret this, apologize to you for them, but we will try to correct it. Okay? ", - concluded the president.

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