Russian pundits are one-note-Johnny pessimists. He is forgetting about the massive, on-going railway projects.
Based on the objective evidence so far, it is clear that Putin is using mega-projects to stimulate the Russian economy. But Putin
is not willing to blow the budget on white elephants. I think Putin is 100% on target. Having the GDP dependent on massive
state spending is faking the economy, just like the popular near zero interest rates and QE in the west. You get bubbles and not
real growth. So this "conservative" is a bit of an idiot if he thinks that Russia needs to splurge on mega-projects. All mega-projects
run out. At least with Putin's approach they are dosed on moderation and are not going to stop any time soon.
Well one way one belt and northern route is going on AFAIK? so there are mega projects still
As for Putin - true he is conservative and takes low risk approach. SO far so good. First of all he's got 2 main tasks:
a) find his replacement
b) build system less dependent on personality more on institutions (more like China)
c) make state cheaper in maintenance
Now pouring streams of cash will only make this money gets lost. So what if you pour billions on bridges - who si going to build? whoa equipment? what with correct procurement?
BTW I hope this will be explained. If this is an attack on administration or really ministers should be removed this is a good question.
So consultants for doing ministerial jobs cost budget 70% of min R&D for military sphere?The state bodies of the Russian Federation for 2.5 years have purchased services to fulfill their powers for 14 billion rubles
The head of the Russian Academy of Sciences estimates the necessary financing of scientific military development in 20 billion rubles
Moscow. January 29. INTERFAX.RU - State agencies of various levels in 2015-2016. and in the first half of 2017, instead of fulfilling their powers, they purchased works, services, the performance of which relates to the powers of the authorities. The volume of these purchases amounted to about 14 billion rubles, the Accounting Chamber said.
"Currently, the legislation of the Russian Federation does not regulate the scope and cases of involving third-party organizations in the activities of government bodies, including with regard to the exercise of their powers," the normative legal acts also do not establish criteria that determine the ability of government agencies to purchase work and services, the performance (rendering) of which is provided for them by state tasks ".
According to the Chamber of Accounts, for 2.5 years the state bodies of the federal level have purchased goods, services to fulfill their powers for 8 billion rubles. Regional and municipal authorities spent about 600 million rubles for these purposes.
In addition, the government transferred subordinate or third-party organizations the execution of government projects, for which the volume of subsidies amounted to 5.7 billion rubles.
According to the assessment of the RF SP, the largest number of cases both of the transfer of powers and state assignments was met in the practice of the Ministry of Energy (about 2 billion rubles) and the Ministry of Industry and Trade (2.9 billion rubles). The same departments have the largest amount of "authorized" purchases.
At the same time, the Chamber of Accounts emphasizes that in a number of cases departments instructed outside organizations, including foreign ones, to prepare separate draft orders and government acts, in particular, affecting the activities of the fuel and energy complex, industrial clusters, technoparks, etc.
"The participation of foreign organizations in the legal regulation and development of strategic documents in the fuel and energy sector can not be considered as appropriate to the national interests of the Russian Federation," said auditor Maxim Rohmistrov, whose words are contained in the materials of the Accounting Chamber.
According to the assessment of the joint venture, the involvement of government agencies of third-party and subordinate organizations to implement their powers is not episodic, but systemic. "The unsettledness of this problem creates the risks of double spending budget funds, the impact of private organizations on public policy, information preferences for individual organizations, corruption risks and the possibility of information leakage," the report says.
To solve this problem, the Chamber of Accounts proposes to analyze the authorities of state bodies and their division into "main" and "providing". Also, the proposal of the joint venture provides for the formation of a list of specific powers of state bodies that should be implemented directly by state authorities and a list of powers that can be transferred to third parties in the procurement process.
The Collegium of the RF SP will forward submissions on the revealed facts of the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the NCCTT of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, as well as an appeal to the RF Prosecutor General's Office and information letters to the Control Office of the President of the Russian Federation, the FAS Russia, the Federal Treasury, the Ministry of Transport of Russia, and the report to the chambers of the Federal Assembly .
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MOSCOW, January 24. / TASS /. Financing of scientific military development should be 1% of the state program of armament, or about 20 billion rubles a year. This was stated at a press conference on Wednesday by the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeyev.