Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday at the media forum of regional and local mass media he already instructed the Chamber of Accounts and law enforcement agencies to audit joint stock companies with government participation.

A forum participant reminded the Chamber of Accounts audited the joint stock company Special Economic Zones. He therefore suggested that the head of state ask to audit all joint stock companies with the government participation.

“Such an instruction has already been given,” the president said.

“Furthermore, I would like to tell you it has already been implemented – the instruction was given and [Head of Russian Chamber of Accounts Tatiana] Golikova performed the audit upon my direct request and, secondly, all the materials were ordered to be directed to law enforcement agencies and the government was tasked to review everything occurring in this sphere,” Putin said.

“Such work is underway,” Putin said. “I hope it will bring effect,” he added.