The head of the presidential administration, Sergei Ivanov did not realize that produces Moscow. And so he said, "What is the residents of Moscow? It janitors, drivers, office plankton, journalists … Officials agree. Service sector and trade. In extreme cases bloggers. There is a specialty. That the 15-20 millionth mass produce? Absolutely nothing. Intellectual property? Question doubtful. Take Novosibirsk, where produce high-tech products, aircraft assemblies for nuclear reactors that are sought after around the world. There produce products with which to pay taxes. What is produced in Moscow, I do not understand. "
Rhetorical question Ivanov deserves two answers. The first of them — about the facts, and the second — about the point.
Let's start with the first one, it is easier and prevents misunderstandings.
Moscow — Russia's largest manufacturing center. In 2011, manufacturing made here by 2.4 trillion rubles. production is about 10 times greater than produced Ivanov said Novosibirsk region. Industry in Moscow — according to the mayor's office — 1,000 large and medium-sized, 13,000 small businesses — by Russian standards, perfectly arranged. In the ranking of regions on the efficiency of industrial production, published in 2011 in the journal "Economic Studies", the capital of the second place after the oil-rich Tyumen region.
Moscow mineral-deprived, and that would be even more "industrial". But now the head of the presidential administration, there is something to hold if he suddenly wants to cling to power, or anything else that piece of iron tangible values.
And here it is time to respond to Sergei Ivanov, in fact.
The point is not that it calls into question — and it subjects — the importance of intellectual property, which is produced in Moscow, "Yandex", or IBS, Grand Theatre or publisher Penguin Books, Forbes magazine, or, for example, a personal favorite of the Kremlin saxophonist Igor Butman. The fact is that people are not producing glands, Ivanov does not consider electorally and politically important. They say that these people, huddled here in the heart of the country — Moscow pure aberration, an anomaly. And the fact that they vote differently than the rest of the country, is not very important: in fact, the Kremlin-run country, not Moscow.
Along with many in the Kremlin and with an even greater number of people for "Ring" Ivanov said Moscow — not Russia. And here he is categorically wrong. Moscow — Russia is on a scale of 1:10. With the industry that produces all sorts of pieces, but what — did not immediately come to mind, it's not iPhones or even shoes Ferragamo; swollen with security agencies, public and private, and a giant army of "state", with retail trade, overtaken by the level of the development of all other sectors except mining … In Moscow you can find and explore any national trends because it is a metropolis, there is everything. Well, there a lot of money and power — that's gathered here and all these people, including Ivanov and even scary to say the president himself. But the money and the power — it's just yeast dough and Russia — that's it, there is a thick layer.