Moscow. MIA "Russia Today". A report from our correspondent, Alex Nevsky.
In the evening of March 31st a meeting of the Public Council, under Rosstat, took place, in which issues of official statistics on the availability and improvement of the housing stock in the absence of legal regulations on public housing accounts in Russia were discussed.
The meeting was attended by speakers and over forty guest experts from various government agencies, including the Head of the Russian Federal State Statistics Service, Alexander Surinov, Igor Shpektor, the Chairman of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation on housing and communal services, the representative of the RF CCI, Alexander Shirokov, and the Director of the Institute for Social Analysis of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Tatyana Malev.
The main speech at the meeting of the federal statistical observation of the presence and condition of housing stock was made by the Chief of Construction and Housing Statistics of the Federal State Statistics Service, Nina Vlasenko. From her speech we can infer that there is no truly balanced system of accounting for housing in Russia.
Moreover, the management of some cities, such as St. Petersburg, refuse to make at least some allowances for old and dilapidated housing. This was supported by examples, an uncomfortable report and by other participants in the debate. Moreover, the management of some cities - for example, St. Petersburg - refuse to keep, in their accounting, some shabby and hazardous dwellings. This distressing report of hers was supported by other participants in the discussion.
A question from our correspondent to the speaker: On a five-point scale, how would you evaluate the work of the Ministry of Construction, Architecture and Housing in preparation for a standard and legal base on the questions of statistics? Nina Vlasenko responded that she would give it "2" and argued the fact that for the past three years, Rosstat first corresponded with the State Construction Committee, then the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation, and now with the Ministry of Construction of the Russian Federation on the subject under discussion. And the problem, as they say, remains. Present as an observer was Deputy Director of the Department of Housing and the Ministry of Construction, Olesya Leshenko, who denied the inactivity of the ministry, saying that the Ministry developed standards long ago which Rosstat simply hasn’t noticed.