The youngest daughter of Russian President Vladimir Putin (although he has not officially received his paternity), she was appointed co-chair of the Russian Federation of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), a body intended to coordinate replacement efforts. .
In this new role, Katerina Tikhonova, who is also one of the targets of sanctions imposed by the West in the wake of the Russian attack on Ukrainian soil, will help combat the impact of international sanctions on the country, by coordinating efforts for import substitution. reveal Russian newspaper “RBC”.
Katerina Tikhonova is currently the Director General of the National Intellectual Development Foundation (Innopraktika), an institution that previously proposed the possibility of Vladimir’s daughter taking this position, but has not yet agreed to the change.
“The Council is created to coordinate the activities of bodies operating in the RSPP in matters of import substitution, namely in the substitution of imported equipment by national producers, the creation of digital services to support imports, the formulation of proposals for the implementation of a policy in the context of import substitution and the creation of relevant legislative initiatives within the scope of the RSPP,” as The Russian newspaper wrote.
Since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, Vladimir Putin has stressed the importance of Russian companies replacing foreign goods and services with domestic alternatives, a situation that has now worsened with the new sanctions package.
Katerina Tikhonova was one of the targets of sanctions against Russia, and she is now banned from entering the United States, European Union countries, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan and Australia, and her assets and accounts in these regions have also been frozen.
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