The Saturday Congress of the Communist party devoted to the adoption of the programme with which the party will go on autumn elections in the state Duma.
Listing key points, Gennady Zyuganov said that Russia has created “an ugly tax system serving the fat cats and thieving officials.”
In this regard, it is proposed the gradual abolition of value added tax (VAT), which was not in the Soviet Union and not in the United States. It leads only to higher prices of Russian products, deprives its competitiveness and provokes inflation.
In addition, we must immediately eliminate the property tax, land tax and “Plato” – they are hurting the citizens, small businesses and agriculture. However, it is necessary to introduce a progressive tax on personal income.
Also the Communist leader called out of the world trade organization (WTO), as for four years (from the time you join after 18 years of negotiations) the budget of the country was bled to 800 billion rubles. Indirect losses from WTO membership are estimated in 4 trillion roubles, “Russia is such a burden is not necessary.”
Earlier, Zyuganov said that import substitution is not developed, and agriculture and industry do not receive decent support.