The federal budget for 2002 has been fulfilled by 100 percent both in revenues and expenditures, vice-premier and finance minister Alexei Kudrin said.
Kudrin pointed out at a meeting with heads of regional private mass media being held in Moscow today that the plan for revenues to the budget had been over-fulfilled by two billion roubles. He also stressed that the insufficient receipts from the ministry of taxes and dues was overlapped by other incomings, in particular from the State Customs Committee and the property relations ministry.
On the whole, Kudrin pointed out, the year 2002 was successful for the country's budget system.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part