MOSCOW, March 22 (RIA Novosti)
Defense industry enterprises that are not part of the new rearmament program should not be neglected, Prime Minister and president-elect Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.
The program for the development of the Russian defense industry, prepared by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, does not envision the modernization of industrial plants, which have not been given defense orders under the state arms procurement program until 2020.
“Make sure that these plants are not neglected and left without defense orders or modernization plans,” Putin said at a meeting with government officials on the implementation of tasks set out in his program published during the recent presidential election campaign.
“We cannot do this to the workers at these plants,” he said.
Putin asked Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who oversees the defense industry, and officials from with the Economic Development Ministry and the Health Ministry to help with the management of such plants, to resolve any social problems that may arise, supply the enterprises with alternative orders and retrain their personnel.
“We cannot just abandon them,” Putin said.
Putin has made social issues and the improvement of living conditions of the Russian citizens, especially the working class, a priority of his election campaign.
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- email@example.comNew opportunities for Russian Defence Industry05:59, 23/03/2012Lately the Lockheed-Martin F-35 5th generation jet fighter seems to have run into a few problems.
Canada and Australia are just a few of the countries pulling out of F-35 contracts.
This may be an opportunity for the Russian MiG manufacturer to move in and secure new sales with a more affordable equivalent jet fighter.
This article was released by the Ottawa Citizen today, Thursday March 22, 2012
I have already written to the Canadian government stating that I would be more than happy with a more affordable MiG-35 jet fighter.
Russia and Canada share a similar geographical climate and so with manufacturing shared between both countries this would be a good defence program between the two countries.
Include Australia and Russia has three co-operating manufacturing partners.
Something for the Russian defence industry and Russian government to consider.
However for the Russian government to be taken seriously, the recent gay law passed in St Petersburg would have to be declared unconstitutionly illegal as discrimination against Russian citizens.
I'm sure that Russian President Vladimir Putin would have the courage to stick his neck out to do this in exchange for several billion dollars in MiG-35 manufacturing contracts.
- firstname.lastname@example.orgWith regards to economic development06:13, 23/03/2012This idea probably does not match with Russian President Vladimir Putin's desire to find a new use for the old military factories however two concepts would help create jobs and employment in Russia.
1. Russian Kids Art Album eBooks - creates 66,000 jobs across Russia and enables the entire Russian education system to promote Russia for tourism. Spinoff is billions of dollars in new opportunities including tourism.
2. Enabling the financal concept called "Work Credits". Assign Russian citizens an economic value and let them create their own jobs that will benefit Russian society.
The financial concept simply eliminates Russian unemployment, poverty and homelessness as it is rolled out across the country.
There is not a single country in the world that can compete with Russia as a "Work Credit" based society. Not even China.
Both of these job creation ideas have been sent to former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev both through the American Embassy in Washington, Canadian Embassy in Ottawa, and directly to the Kremlin.
- lmAll the best to all Russians stand up be strong.14:13, 23/03/2012But where is it now, where is the political will to carry out these ideas. Until Russian leaders start been more productive and pro active only then we will see change. But I wish all the best for Russians and its people they are truly wonderful people and hope they all enjoy a successful 2012 and many more. However I am not satisfy that Russian leaders has a strong foreign policy they are too easily push aside without any real effort to stand up but just talk.