January 6, 2023, 10:42 pm – Public News Service – OSN

Bloomberg, citing instructions allegedly given by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin in mid-December, reported that the country was considering the prospect of increasing dividends from state-owned companies and the introduction of one-time payments from large producers of fertilizers and coal. The purpose of such measures is the so-called “mobilization budget.”

According to the interlocutors of the publication, who are familiar with the situation, additional funds partially collected in this way can be used to support the special operation. At the same time, it is not yet known what the size of dividends or a lump sum may be. The indicator will depend on the execution of the budget at the end of 2022.

It is specified that the publication did not receive official comments from the Russian government and the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation against the backdrop of ongoing holidays.

Earlier it was reported that the head of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation Anton Siluanov announced an increase in budget spending at the federal level in 2022. According to the data he cited, they exceeded 30 trillion rubles. It was planned that they would amount to 29 trillion rubles.

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