The surplus of the federal budget dropped to 1.5 percent of the GDP and amounted to 156.2bn rubles (about $4.9bn) in 2002, the State Statistics Committee reported. In 2001 the surplus of the federal budget was 3 percent of the GDP. Revenues of the federal budget grew from 1.594 trillion rubles in 2001 to 2.202 trillion rubles (about $69bn) last year, which was 20.3 percent of the GDP. Some 1.696 trillion rubles (about $53bn) of this sum were tax revenues. The federal budget's expenses increased from 1.322 trillion rubles in 2001 to 2.046 trillion rubles (about $64bn) in 2002, which was 18.8 percent of the GDP.
Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov announced a possible move that Russia can take in response to new US sanctions
When the bill was submitted to Congress on August 2, the reason for imposing the new sanctions on Russia was based on Russia's alleged interference in the US presidential election in 2016, but then something clicked