Putin Dictates Economic Policy, Medvedev Helps, Finance Chief Kudrin Says
The former president is “the most important factor in the formation of the economic policy of our country,” Kudrin said in an interview published in Euromoney magazine.
“He personally makes all key decisions, in line with his understanding of economic policy,” Kudrin said. “Some decisions are taken that I don’t agree with.” President Dmitry Medvedev also “plays an important role,” according to Kudrin.
Kudrin told reporters in Washington over the weekend that he’ll wait until he writes his memoires to identify the Putin policy decisions that he disagreed with.
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