MOSCOW, May 7 (RIA Novosti)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered on Monday to create 25 million jobs for highly skilled workers by 2020, the Kremlin said.
According to a decree outlining the government’s long-term economic policy objectives, signed by Putin on his first day in the Kremlin, the measure is intended to ensure stable economic growth and technological development in Russia.
Putin also ordered actual salaries in Russia to be increased by 1.4 – 1.5 times by 2018.
Investment in the country should grow by at least 25 percent of GDP by 2015 and by another 3 percent by 2018, the document reads.
Putin was sworn in as president earlier on Monday after four years as prime minister.
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