Russia clinches last-minute 3-3 draw with Belgium in friendly football match in SochiSport March 28, 21:40
Washington-based National Symphony Orchestra members excited to perform in RussiaSociety & Culture March 28, 21:36
'Gentlefan' continues: 'Angels' greet Belgium football fans ahead of Sochi gameSport March 28, 21:12
Scottish parliament backs new referendum on independenceWorld March 28, 20:42
Russian strategic missile carriers to take part in military drills in TajikistanMilitary & Defense March 28, 20:10
Russia’s offshore energy projects in the ArcticBusiness & Economy March 28, 19:33
US chess chief: No plot to oust current FIDE head, but it ‘would be good for the game’Sport March 28, 18:27
Putin-Rouhani meeting round-upWorld March 28, 18:23
Request for referendum against iconic Petersburg cathedral's transfer to church approvedSociety & Culture March 28, 18:13
MOSCOW, February 14 (Itar-Tass) — The Bolshoi Theatre renovation cost amounted to 35.4 billion roubles, which was less than the planned 37 billion, 95.5 percent of the estimated cost, the Russian Audit Chamber said after expert examinations.
The expert analysis established that with the estimated 37-billion cost of the renovation, restoration and technical equipment of the Bolshoi Theatre (the prices of the fourth quarter of 2009), out of the allocated budget funds, 35.4 billion roubles were spent as of January 1, 2012, or 95.5 percent, the Audit Chamber said in its report placed in its website on Tuesday.
There were no debts in payments for the work, supplies and services as of January 1, the auditors noted.
According to the control service, 20 state contracts of a total cost of three billion roubles were concluded with main contractor organizations since the fourth quarter of 2009. A total of 44.2 million roubles were saved, as the sum is compared to the starting price.
Among the shortcomings was the postponement of the opening of the production and storehouse complex from 2011 till the first quarter of 2012, Audit Chamber experts said.
The reports about the expert analysis will be submitted to the two houses of the Federal Assembly (parliament), the Russian Ministry of Culture, the Russian presidential administration and the Bolshoi Theatre administration.