Regional Budgets in January-September 2021: Public Budget Loans Replace Commercial Loans

Alexander N. Deryugin – Senior Researcher of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration; Senior Researcher of the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy (Moscow, Russia). Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Based on results for Q3 2021, tax and non-tax revenues of consolidated budgets of RF constituent entities increased markedly as compared with the same period of 2019. In 2021, the pattern of regional consolidated budgets’ expenditures does not differ very much from the pre-pandemic one, which is evidence of long-term changes in RF regions’ budget policy. Fast growth in regions’ own tax and non-tax revenues, as well as a large-scale replacement of commercial loans with public budget loans facilitated a reduction in regions’ debt burden and related expenditures.

Key words: regions’ budgets, revenues of regional budgets, expenditures of regional budgets, intergovernmental fiscal transfers, regional debt.

JEL-codes: H61, H62, H63, H71, H72, H74, H77.