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The President of Russia Vladimir Putin met with head of Federal Antimonopoly service Igor Artemyev and raised the issue of unjustified growth of tariffs for housing and communal services. Transcript of the meeting posted on the Kremlin website.
“I would like to start with what our citizens constantly pay attention to, ( … ) is unreasonable, they argue, the growth rates in many regions of Russia”, — said Putin. The head of the FAS said the cause of controversial situations with tariffs for housing and communal services, the gaps in the legislation. “In the 90s, laws were passed that have left, to be exact, 12 “holes” in the law that allowed (…) to exceed the government-set indexes, what happened,” said Artemyev, adding that those gaps had been closed.
“Not at all. If [work issue] was completed, people would not complain about a straight line,” he said. The head of the FAS acknowledged that, despite the decline in the number of incidents of such violations, individual cases continue to arise. One of such incidents, according to Artemyev, was a two-fold overestimate of tariffs for garbage removal in Omsk. “Conducted investigations, issued recommendations, and, accordingly, the authorities have been cutting this rate in half,” — said the head of FAS.
The unreasonable overestimate of tariffs for garbage disposal, one of the inhabitants of Omsk the President complained in a straight line on 14 April 2019.
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