The media found out why the statistics on the Russian economy began to appear later

Rosstat, controlled by the Ministry of economic development, moved the publication of the macroeconomic data late in the evening.

according to sources of Reuters, this was done because the Russian government wants as little as possible to draw attention to the statistical data in a pandemic coronavirus and restrictions are becoming more dismal, according to the newspaper “Vedomosti”.

“Rosstat is forbidden to publish the data or require that they at least moved the time. Now trying, at least on the same day, but in the evening, to avoid the morning no news,” said a Reuters source familiar with the situation.

In particular, may 21 was published data on industrial production for April, and statistics appeared on the website of Rosstat only at 21:00 GMT. At the same time last week a report was published about the situation in the economy in April. However, the newspaper reminds, before many years by stat office provided data at 16 o’clock in the evening.

However, representative Rosstata has explained to “Vedomosti” the later timing of release of statistical data the remote work of employees.

Note that even on March 25 in a televised address to the nation Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed “extreme importance” to prevent “the threat of a rapid spread of the disease.” In this regard, he announced the week of 30 March-5 April “off, with pay”. April 2 in the course of the next televised address, Putin stated that the threat from pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 is maintained. The head of state decided “to extend the state of non-working days until the end of the month, ie April 30, inclusive”, but “with the retention by the employees of their wages.” On 28 April, the President extended a state of non-working days before 12 may, combining the traditional may holidays on the working days from 6 to 8 may.

we also Add hthe Russian economy in February—March 2020 was under the powerful impact of two negative factors — the rapid spread of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 and its deleterious effect on the global economy and collapse in oil prices. Against this background, the rouble significantly depreciated against the dollar and the Euro. Reacting to the situation, the government and the Bank of Russia adopted several packages of measures to support the economy and citizens.

may 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the end of may 12, a single period of days off, entered March 30, in the fight against COVID-19. He also announced the beginning of implementation of the third package of anti-crisis measures, under which the state, in particular, will increase targeted support for families with children, small businesses, individual entrepreneurs and self-employed. In addition, Putin instructed the government to prepare a national plan for long-term development of the economy, the recovery in employment and incomes.

on 27 may, the Minister of economic development (MED) of the Russian Federation Maxim Reshetnikov said that the total cost of anti-crisis measures to support the Russian economy, aimed at combating the impact of the pandemic coronavirus has reached 3.3 trillion rubles.

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