Source Pravda.Ru

Audit Chamber to share its expertise on budget draft

The Russian Audit Chamber will present its expertise on the 2003 budgetdraft to the State Duma on September 16, Audit Chamber Chairman SergeyStepashin announced at an expanded meeting of the chamber andrepresentatives of the Finance Ministry today. He noted that experts of thechamber had been studying the budget draft since April 2002 together withrepresentatives of the Finance Ministry. Stepashin specified that more than100 auditors had been working on the conclusion about the draft. Not longago, head of the Russian Audit Chamber had a meeting with PresidentVladimir Putin and informed him about Russia's budget strategies for nextyear..