MOSCOW, Russia. – The Russian Government approved amendments to the 2020-2022 federal budget to finance measures outlined by President Vladimir Putin in his message to the Federal Assembly.
The corrections seek to keep the budget surplus at 0.8% of the Gross Domestic Product this year, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said.
The increase in revenue will be provided by increased revenue collection of non-oil and gas resources, increased tax and customs payments, and dividends from state-owned enterprises, the official said.
Putin announced that Russia will begin a new cycle to achieve annual investment growth of 5 to 7 percent, with all the factors to provide macroeconomic stability, and reducing economic vulnerability to external impact.