‘Large govt’ doesn’t mean more bureaucrats – Medvedev

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said that an extended government – the creation of which he proposed earlier – would not lead to a larger number of officials and should not be a burden to taxpayers.

Speaking at a meeting with representatives of the Public Committee of his supporters, Medvedev touched upon the earlier voiced proposal of establishing a “large government”.

“Of course, I didn’t mean an increase of the number of bureaucrats,” he said, adding that the idea has been interpreted in different ways.

“On the contrary, I believe that he bureaucratic core of such a government should be absolutely compact, not expensive, and not a burden for taxpayers, for all our citizens,” Medvedev said.

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