MOSCOW, September 9 (RAPSI) —  Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed a decree extending a moratorium on scheduled inspections of small businesses.

The decision was made following a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and representatives of United Russia political party on August 22, where the head of state spoke in favor of extending this measure.

The Cabinet of Ministers notes that the extended moratorium will affect about 100,000 small businesses. Nevertheless, measure is not to apply to facilities that may pose a potential danger to human life, organizations operating on the basis of licenses, and enterprises using nuclear energy.

The moratorium will relieve businesses from unnecessary burden, will allow companies not to be distracted by inspections and recover faster, Mishustin said at a government meeting on Thursday.