Lavrov calls to coordinate Russian, US military action in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 21:05
Lavrov blames Obama administration for souring Russia-US tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:41
Waging war on Korean Peninsula inadmissible, says LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:36
Russian Northern Fleet completes drills in ArcticMilitary & Defense September 22, 18:01
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to continue talks on oil production cut dealBusiness & Economy September 22, 17:28
Russian pair figure skaters Kavaguti, Smirnov retire from sportSport September 22, 16:48
Record number of delegations register for St. Petersburg-hosted IPU AssemblyRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 16:47
Astronauts to make quickest trip ever to ISS in DecemberScience & Space September 22, 16:27
Russian frigate Admiral Essen returns to Crimea after mission in MediterraneanMilitary & Defense September 22, 16:24
KRASNOYARSK, February 28. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s government will not reconsider budget priorities and most significant programs for the period up to 2020, including defense spending, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich told the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum on Friday.
“We have medium-term planning of the budget and state programs. We have taken certain obligations until 2020 and should fulfill them. If we start reconsidering the budget policy in process and changing what we have promised, this will bring about more serious consequences,” he said.
During the forum ex-finance minister Alexei Kudrin drew attention to the fact that the planned budget expenditures on defense, security and disbursement of monetary allowances to servicemen had been greatly exaggerated.
He said it would be more effective to invest these funds into the development of infrastructure, education and creation of favorable conditions for business promotion in regions.