Source Pravda.Ru

Government to consider 2003 draft budget today

The Russian government will consider the 2003 draft budget, the perspectivefinancial plan throughout 2004 and the implementation of the 2001 budget ata meeting today. The department of government information reported thatFinance Minister Alexey Kudrin would deliver a report on the above issues.In addition, the Cabinet will consider draft budgets of non-federal fundsand insurance rates for obligatory social insurance against industrialaccidents and occupational diseases for 2003. Finally, the government willdiscuss the 2003 draft federal program of targeted investments..

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