The Ministry of Finance will reduce spending on health, culture and sports

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The Ministry of Finance of Russia in 2019 plans to cut spending in several areas, including health, culture and national defence. This is stated in the project “Basic directions of budget policy”, published on the website of the Duma Committee on budget and taxes.

On health next year will allocate 459,5 billion rubles, while in 2018, the budget for this item is 479,7 billion. Then the costs will increase in 2020 they will be 563,2 billion in 2021-m — 572,5.

According to the same scheme planned expenditures on national defense: in 2019, the reduction amounts to 2.78 trillion rubles (in 2018 — 2,79), and in 2020 and 2021 — increasing to 2.86 and 2.98 trillion, respectively.

With regard to culture, the costs of the budget for this item will steadily decline: from 103.2 billion in 2018 to 88.5 billion in 2021-m. The same applies to sports: from 64.8 billion to 29.9.

Increase funding for national security and law enforcement. By 2021, this cost will grow to 2,320 trillion rubles (2,105 in 2018).

The cost of education will vary: in 2018 it was planned to allocate for this area 689,7 billion rubles in 2019, it is planned to spend 716,4 billion, in 2020-m — 707,9, and 2021-m — 726,6.

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