MOSCOW, September 17. /TASS/. Russia plans to allocate 3.1 trillion rubles for national defense in 2021, 3.2 trillion rubles in 2022, and 3.1 trillion rubles in 2023. This is stated in the explanatory note to the draft budget for this period.
"Budget allocations under the section "national defense" in 2021 will amount to 3,113 trillion rubles, in 2022 - 3,231 trillion rubles and in 2023-3,257 trillion rubles, " the document says.
It also notes that the budget allocations provided for in the draft law have been reduced by about 119.38 billion rubles in 2021, by about 87.39 billion rubles in 2022, and by about 25.76 billion rubles in 2023 compared to the amounts provided for in the draft law for 2022.
The change in spending in the field of "national defense" was influenced by an increase in budget allocations for the current maintenance of the Russian Armed forces (in 2021 by about 5.14 billion rubles, in 2022 by about 8.59 billion rubles and in 2023 by about 35.73 billion rubles), as well as the clarification of the average annual exchange rate of the US dollar.
Expenses for the development of the Black Sea Fleet base system (BSF) in 2022-2023 will amount to more than 4.5 billion rubles, the explanatory note says.
According to the document, it is planned to allocate funds "for activities previously implemented under the Federal target program "Creation of the black sea fleet basing system on the territory of the Russian Federation in 2005-2021", in 2022-2023 in the amount of 2,285,9 million rubles annually".
As of may 2020, the black sea fleet consists of about 280 ships and vessels (55 of them warships), the personnel consists of at least 25 thousand military personnel.
The main base of the fleet is Sevastopol, and there are also bases in Feodosia and Donuzlav (Republic of Crimea) and Novorossiysk (Krasnodar territory).
National security and law enforcement work
More than 7.4 trillion rubles will be allocated in 2021-2023 for national security and law enforcement, according to materials for the draft budget.
"Budget allocations under the section" national security and law enforcement " in 2021 will amount to 2,468,030.4 million rubles, in 2022 - 2,429,923. 8 million rubles and in 2023 - 2,551,532. 9 million rubles," the document says.
In particular, the budget will be increased for the salaries of employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Rosgardie, the development of information systems of the Ministry of internal Affairs, Rosgardie and FSO, as well as systems for controlling the turnover of weapons and managing security services based on domestic technologies.
Funds will also be allocated to the transfer of civil servants FSSP of Russia to another service, for payment of medical staff of UIS, ensuring the passports of suspects and accused persons in remand centres, the salaries of employees of the Ministry of justice.
In connection with the judicial reform, more than 1 billion rubles will be allocated to ensure the participation of prosecutors in sessions of cassation and appeal courts of General jurisdiction in 2021-2022. In addition, the UK will receive an additional 150 million rubles for the construction and reconstruction of administrative buildings. More than 4.7 billion rubles will also be allocated for the implementation of FSB activities in the field of information technology in 2021-2023. The Ministry of emergency situations will provide an additional 6.6 billion rubles for salaries (in 2021-2022) and weapons (in 2021).
NOTE: the FSSP is the Federal Bailiff Service which reports to the Ministry of Justice. Not sure exactly what is happening with them although they have always had corruption and political control problems.