ECHR rules Nemtsov’s convicted murderer receive 6,000-euro compensationWorld July 25, 11:50
Ukrainian citizen sentenced to community service for wearing St. George ribbonSociety & Culture July 25, 11:04
Top official comments on complications following Siemens refusal to work with state firmsBusiness & Economy July 25, 10:35
Russian-Syrian checkpoint opens in Eastern Goutha de-escalation zoneWorld July 25, 8:17
Russian-Chinese naval drills in Baltic Sea to enter active phaseMilitary & Defense July 25, 7:59
Putin to meet with Iraq’s vice-presidentRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 25, 6:49
Russian super-heavy booster vehicle to bring payloads of 70 tns to orbitScience & Space July 25, 5:34
New limits on microloans to kill off most micro lenders in Russia, say expertsBusiness & Economy July 25, 3:45
Lavrov says astonished by mass hysteria among US politiciansRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 25, 1:35
ST. PETERSBURG, June 23 (Itar-Tass) —— This year’s federal budget deficit may be at about 1.5 percent, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told reporters on Saturday.
“It’s hardly possible to achieve a deficit-free budget this year. In particular, it was planned that the Reserve Fund will go up by more than 800 billion roubles [USD 1 = RUB 33.51]. But most probably this will be impossible against the background of the decline of oil prices,” the minister explained.
“Based on this, the budget deficit will exceed the forecasted indicator, which was established at 0.1 percent of the Gross Domestic Product, but will be at about 1.5 percent,” Siluanov said.