Finance Ministry Lashes Out at Far East Mega Spending Plan

RIA Novosti
Thursday 21st March, 2013

MOSCOW, March 21 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s Finance Ministry lashed out on Thursday at a new state program to develop the country’s depressed eastern Siberia and Far East over what it said was “bloated state financing.” The program for the accelerated development of the Baikal area and the Russian Far East through 2020 stipulates measures to turn them “into a competitive region with a diversified economy and improve the social and demographic situation in the macro-region’s territory,” the government’s press office said in a statement ahead of the program’s d…

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