Alexander Moshensky, director general of the Santa Impex Brest company, took part in the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev.
Decree No. 3 is being actively discussed. In this very case Brest is a unique city, where a lot of people, as far as I am concerned, are conducting a near-border business. And most of these people fall within the scope of this Decree. I came across some information that some vacancies, especially good vacancies, were taken up after introducing this Decree, because people started searching for jobs. What is the situation like at Brest plants, and including your plant? Can you feel that the demand for work is different?
Alexander Moshensky, director general of the Santa Impex Brest company:
As for the near-business border, I suppose you’re right. These people cannot be called parasites, because they do not and will not sit in one place. These are people who are not registered anywhere, but they continue bustling around to earn some money. They are more likely to be called tax evaders. They should now either pay the tax due to Decree No.3 or by registering their private businesses. It is up to them how they do it. I suppose it is a fair situation concerning the people who must bear a social burden as well. And earning money at the same time. However, those cases of people who cannot work or do not want to work must be looked into more thoroughly. Anything can happen in life. There can be some family problems, problems with health, when people are forced to leave their jobs. I had an example like this, when a son left his job to take care of his father who had cancer. He spent the money that he saved up. And to my mind, such cases must be looked into in detail. I hope that the government is working on this today.