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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Medvedev warned the Russians about the “optimization” of social spending

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that Russia will again be “optimized” social spending in the budget, reports TASS.

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His statement he made at the meeting for three-year budget for 2017-2019, which discussed spending on health care, education, culture and pensions.

According to Medvedev, the optimization will represent a redistribution of funds on the most important social programs and getting rid of inefficient spending, with specific examples, he did not.

But he added that the priorities remain medical, availability of medicines, education and pensions. Of these costs, the Premier asked to reserve the necessary money.

Read as Medvedev examined the Morozov hospital.

Recall that currently remains and not resolved the issue of secondary indexation of pensions in 2016: this will be considered a new State Duma in October-November 2016. In addition, the government intends to freeze the funded part of pensions Russians for the next three years, thus virtually turning pension reform.

Finally, the 2016 budget has been repeatedly criticized for the unprecedented spending on defense security of more than 5 trillion rubles), which is a trend in recent years. According to experts, these costs now amount to more than 5% of GDP, while health care and education together takes only a trillion a year.

Pension reform. Chronicle of events

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