"In addition, we are preparing proposals on revising and specifying benefits and incentives to see what effect they have produced", Siluanov was quoted as saying in a transcript of the meeting on the Kremlin website.
At the same time, Putin remains popular at home, securing well over 70% of the vote in the March 18 presidential election.
"The spokeswoman for Russia's foreign ministry, Maria Zakharova, said in a Facebook post that "(Johnson) is poisoned by hatred and malice, a lack of professionalism and therefore rudeness".
Which is similar, albeit in different ways, to Russia's "power and defiance" against the United States: the hacking of our cyberspace.
Republican Senator Charles Grassley said: "I think Putin's a criminal". A Monmouth University poll reported that when the "deep state" was defined to respondents (63% said they were not familiar with the term) as "a large bipartisan majority who feel that national policy is being manipulated or directed by a "Deep State" of unelected government officials", nearly 3-in-4 said they believed it existed. The authorities said that this was only a training exercise, but it was nothing of the kind.
Also facing mounting domestic pressure over his unwillingness to confront Putin, the White House said Wednesday Trump agreed in a call with French President Emmanuel Macron "on the need to take action to hold Russia accountable" over the attack.
"If this story is accurate, that means someone leaked the President's briefing papers".
Beyond Trump's remarks to Putin, the Washington Post report shows leaks are still coming from the White House - in this case, a close adviser went behind the president's back to talk to the press hours after he hung up the phone. The Tradefair team brings you the latest in US Politics.
The Russian Central Election Commission (CEC) is planning to invite all presidential candidates, parties and political scientists to discuss the adjustments to the electoral legislation, chairwoman Ella Pamfilova said Friday. The wooing of President Trump with loans for his failing businesses.
A Kremlin summary of the Trump-Putin call said the two spoke about the need for "strategic stability", in particular, "the importance of coordinated efforts to curb an arms race".
Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said 'unprofessional and boorish' Mr Johnson was 'poisoned with venom of hate'.
The West's inaction is obvious and could spur Putin to move ahead in his dealings with residual issues in the Eurasian region.
A senior administration official says President Donald Trump was warned in briefing materials to refrain from congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election victory, but he did so anyway. McCain chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee and has pressed the administration to respond aggressively to Russia's interference in the U.S. presidential election.
According to Pamfilova, the elections were "free, competitive and transparent".
Trump did not raise the Skripal case in a phone call to Putin this week in which he congratulated the Russian president on his recent re-election victory. "It might mean he gets out ahead of his advisers, but their job is to catch up, and they will".
"The fact is that the Russian-American relations are moving to a new platform". Trump to play the role of a good. "And congratulated Vladimir Putin, President of trump insulted every Russian citizen who was denied the right to vote in free and fair elections", McCain wrote in his Twitter.