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Friday, March 16, 2018

The Ministry of Finance has provided billions of dollars in costs on “early elections” of the President of the Russian Federation

The magazine The New Times drew attention to the published on the website of the Ministry of Finance document – a letter, addressed “to the subjects of budget planning”, dated July 21, 2016. Among the various costs it provides to the spending, in particular, on the organization of presidential elections in 2017.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

For this purpose, according to the letter, allocated almost $ 15 billion: 14 807,6 million. Note that the cost of elections to the State Duma in 2016, the CEC was estimated at 14 746,8 million.

By law, the presidential elections should pass in the spring of 2018, when it will come to an end a six-year term of Vladimir Putin.

The assumption that in the document of the Ministry of Finance margin for error is questionable, since the money is in the budget of the Central election Commission are laid exactly one year must be spent, and preparations for elections a year earlier did not require such a large expenditure.

In addition, the text of the letter of the Ministry of Finance the expenditures provided for in the following wording: “the organization and conduct of elections of the President of the Russian Federation in 2017”.

In this match the data on the elections in 2017 and the cost of gas “Vybory” in 2017 for these purposes laid 2.5 billion rubles, and in 2018 – only 500 million.

For comparison: expenses for the elections of the state Duma in 2015, in principle, was absent, and the budget for them was laid in 2016.

Add that the possibility of early presidential elections of the past often speak of politics and politicians. In particular, today that said the leader of Yabloko Grigory Yavlinsky, and a few days earlier wrote political scientist Valery Solovey.

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