Russian diplomat calls to compare death tolls in Iraq under Hussein vs under US ruleRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 21:00
US-led coalition delivers air strike on civilian procession in Iraq — Defense ministryWorld October 22, 18:45
Gazprom supplies to Europe reach record-breaking 590 mln cubic meters on FridayBusiness & Economy October 22, 18:24
Minsk protests against Ukraine's forced return to Kiev of Belavia planeWorld October 22, 14:05
Russian Foreign Ministry: Militants in Aleppo fail assistance delivery, civilians outflowsRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 14:03
Kremlin: Syria’s breakup may become catastrophe for the regionRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 14:00
Kremlin: Common language at Normandy Four talks is not oftenRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 13:56
Kremlin: Extending humanitarian pause in Aleppo is Putin’s independent decisionRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 13:50
Putin offered condolences to families of victims in Mi-8 crash in YamalSociety & Culture October 22, 11:20
NOVO-OGAREVO, January 21. /TASS/. The Russian government may spend over 500 billion rubles ($7 billion) from the country’s oil wealth Reserve Fund on an anti-crisis plan, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said on Wednesday.
Shuvalov made this statement after a meeting of President Vladimir Putin with government members, where they discussed a plan of measures to support the economy in the current conditions. The Russian president broadly supported the plan.
“We have some framework but even within this framework we don’t have agreed spending. We keep this framework (500 billion rubles) as a certain reserve. We should agree on how to spend,” Shuvalov said in response to a question about whether spending from the Reserve Fund could exceed 500 billion rubles.
The Russian government should specify possible amounts of agreed expenditures by Monday, he said. “We may increase (expenditures above this limit) or we may stay within these limits,” he added.