Medvedev said the most difficult moments of the Premiership
The Deputy head of the security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, the most difficult moments of his tenure the Prime Minister called the economic crisis, sanctions and the adoption of unpopular decisions, in particular, the change in the pension system.
In an interview with the publishing house "Komsomolskaya Pravda", answering the question of which moments were the most severe during the working Prime Minister, Medvedev noted that the work of the Chairman of the government complex and operational: "always something happening", every day to make decisions to release documents that directly affect people's lives.
"The most difficult moments I mentioned economic crises. Well, now - energy prices and coronavirus. Some time ago, when I was Chairman of the government, - energy prices, which together with other raw material has gone down, and the sanctions imposed against our country," he said.
At the same time Medvedev stressed that sanctions, Russia has adapted, and now all the economists, including the West, recognise that they are virtually no impact on the Russian economy do not have.
"But it was a difficult time. Difficult decisions. We were considering very different scenarios, sometimes dramatic for our economy. Prepared solutions, which were placed in the table and then did not get, because the situation has evolved a slightly different way," he said.
Medvedev added that there are very difficult decisions for which government is responsible, in particular, the change of the pension system.
"An important topic, very unpopular. People don't like such solutions. And still thinking about it. I read a lot of what I write. Yes, I was the stability in the economy, how good it was. And on the other hand, of course, I remember other episodes related to pension reform. It was a very difficult decision," he added.
The question what is more difficult to work: the President, Prime Minister or Deputy Chairman of the security Council, he said that "the President is the person who is responsible in General for the whole country," and "in this sense is the most difficult job".
"The Prime Minister – he is also a huge amount of work. And if we talk about the number of heavy routine, as I have been President, and the Prime Minister, I can say that the premiere of her even more. And Deputy Chairman of the Security Council is still a little bit different. I'm not so long doing it. Here, too, has its challenges and its difficulties", - concluded Medvedev.