10 billion rubles for State Duma's needs in 2017
Almost half of this amount will go into salaries for the work of deputies and their assistants.
In 2017, the State Duma will receive more than 10 billion rubles of budgetary funds. This was reported on the official website of the lower house of Parliament.
It is estimated that almost half of the above mentioned amount, 4 billion 846 million rubles, will go into salaries for the work of deputies and their assistants.
Another 5 billion 82 million rubles will be spent on "support of the State Duma." On the payment of contributions to the budgets of international parliamentary organizations the draft budget contains the sum of 80.1 million rubles.
It is noted that the expenses on State Duma deputies and assistants grew because the number of state employees has increased. Envisaged funds will help maintain the actual level of remuneration for 2016 for the civil servants of the State Duma apparatus, according to the project.
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