in the State Duma On the adoption of the law "On the State
Budget of the RF for 2004" (fourth reading), State Duma
RF, November 28, 2003
voting in the State Duma On the adoption of the law "On the State
Budget of the RF for 2004" (fourth reading), Nov 28, 2003 11:20:31
there a Country Budget or Cash under the Table?
By Alexei Savkin, Novaya Gazeta, November 24, 2003
Each year State Duma deputies take their first taste of
the main dish of the Kremlin's cooks - the country’s budget. ...It looks as if parliament
members do not care any more about what was cooked for them.
Added to '03 Budget
Combined Reports, Reuters, MT, October 20, 2003
Yabloko also voted against the bill because it said the government
intentionally underestimated revenues by $7 billion, a view that
is gaining adherents in the private sector.
Budget Passes Duma Untouched
By Alex Fak and Lyuba Pronina, The Moscow Times, October 16, 2003
For the first time in history, lawmakers in the State Duma have
passed the government's draft budget in a second reading without
changing a word.
Capital Is the Basis for Economic Growth
By Griogry Yavlinsky, RTR television channel, "Vesti" programme, October 5, 2003
As we know, economic growth has many factors,
but in most cases we are talking about taxes, the economic structure and
By Igor Artemyev, Moscow News, October 1-7, 2003
It looks as if the government does not plan to do anything to eliminate
extreme poverty, even though 20 per cent of the population are only just
No Concern Of Deputies
By Tatyana Skorobogatko, Moscow News, October 1-7, 2003
What is most alarming, Professor Rzhanitsina says that the government
has no intention of combatting so-called "economic poverty,"
which means that as before, many of the people living below the
poverty line are employed, most of them in the public sector.
proposes an alternative budget
Dumskaya Panorama, September 25, 2003
...the main task was to overcome
poverty which today threatens not only democracy and the economy, but
even the federative structure in Russia.
Yavlinsky criticizes the draft budget for 2004
Anchor: Olga Belova, NTV television channel, "Segodnya"
programme, September 24, 2003
"Professionally the budget is fine: as a financial document
it is quite clear and reliable. However, it fails to formulate a
single task that it could resolve in the coming year."
Strikes on Budget, Putin Warns
The Moscow Times, September 23, 2003
"One, two, three failures and we'll ruin the working schedule on
the most important economic document of the next year," Putin told
Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov.
according to Plan
By Alexander Zhelyenin, Novye Izvestia, September 22, 2003
During the plenary meeting of the Duma on Friday observers
were shown once again that the budget on the eve of the elections is more
than just a budget.
Votes to Spend $89Bln in 2004
By Alla Startseva, The Moscow Times, September 22, 2003
Lawmakers passed the $88.6 billion spending bill, which envisions a
surplus for the fifth consecutive year, by a vote of 246 to 180, 20 more
than the simple majority needed in the 450-seat chamber.
Roll-call voting in the State Duma
"On the adoption of the law "On the State Budget of the RF
for 2004" (first reading)", September 19, 2003
likely to give overall approval to 2004 budget Friday
ITAR-TASS, September 19, 2003
The Russian State Duma will discuss the 2004 draft budget under
the first reading Friday and is likely to give an overall approval
to the document which envisages an economic growth of 5.2 percent.
faction opposes draft budget for 2004
RosbusinessConsulting, September 18, 2003
Yabloko presented an alternative outlook on Russian budget policies
today. In particular, the faction proposed to "lower VAT to 15 percent,
introduce a single tax on small and medium-sized family enterprises and
provide powerful assistance to education."
Finds $7Bln of Slush in Budget
By Alex Fak, The Moscow Times, September 18, 2003
The government's 2004 draft budget intentionally understates more
than $7 billion in revenues that the Kremlin will use to beef up
discretionary spending ahead of the presidential election and plow
more money into prosecuting the war in Chechnya, the liberal Yabloko
party said Wednesday.
Tops Agenda as Duma Reconvenes
By Anna Dolgov, The Moscow Times, September 9, 2003
Beside the budget -- which comes up for the first of four readings
Sept. 19 -- the Duma is expected to consider more than 60 bills.
may not support the draft federal budget in the first reading
Rosbalt, September 4, 2003
Yavlinsky said that a distribution, where 62% of the funds remain
with the federal center, while the regions obtain only 38% of the funds