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Regional Budgets in Q1 2018

Alexander Deryugin – Senior Research fellow of the Budget Policy Department, Institute for Applied Economic Studies, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration; Research fellow of the Budget Policy Department of the Gaidar Institute. Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Q1 2018 saw relatively high growth rates in regions’ revenues and expenditures. Regions with lowest revenues posted relatively slow growth rates in revenues for two straight years, thereby mounting their debt burden and reflecting further differentiation in the development of Russia’s territories.

Key words: regional budgets, regional budget revenues, regional budget expenditures, regions’ public debt, public budget loans and bank loans.