Meeting of State Council commission on small and medium-sized businesses 2022-03-22 14:30:00 Presidential Aide and Secretary of the State Council Igor Levitin and Kaliningrad Region Governor Anton Alikhanov co-chaired a meeting of the State Council commission on small and medium-sized businesses via videoconference. The meeting was attended by Governor Natalya Komarova of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Area Ugra, Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights Boris Titov, representatives of relevant federal executive bodies, regions of the Russian Federation, state corporations, public organisations, development institutions for small and medium-sized business and the business community. Opening the meeting, Igor Levitin noted that the Government has made a number of prompt decisions to support businesses and emphasised the importance of intensive efforts by the regional governors in this area in the current socio-economic and foreign policy situation. Anton Alikhanov spoke about the commission’s initiatives to maintain jobs and encourage new manufacturing capacity, in part, to support import substitution. Other speakers included representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Opora Rossii, a national public organisation for small and medium-sized businesses. The proposals approved at the meeting will be submitted to the State Council working group on economic issues and щт countering the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). It will study them in cooperation with the government commission on enhancing the sustainability of the Russian economy in conditions of the sanctions.