Russia raises 2018 World Cup budget by $323m
The increase is done through enlarged spending from the federal budget.
Russia’s expenses got 19.1 billion rubles higher as it is preparing for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, according to a statement on the official legal information website.
This makes the total amount the country is to spend reach 638.84 billion rubles (nearly $11 billion). The increase is done through bigger spending from the federal budget: from 331.3 billion rubles to 350.4 billion rubles. The regional budget allocates 92.2 billion rubles. Private investors are expected to contribute 196.18 billion rubles.
The new version of the program added Novogorsk training base (that needs a lot of repair works) to the list of objects to be prepared for the championship.
Previously, the cost of 2018 World Cup preparations had increased by 1.4 billion rubles in September 2016, also at the cost of the federal budget.
FIFA World Cup will be held from June 14 till July 15, 2018 in 11 cities of Russia.
Redistribution on Ai-Petri plateau: demolition of facilities worth 1 billion, no compensation, and arm of Sberbank
One and a half years after the demolition of Tatar cafes on the Ai-Petri plateau, their owners are trying to sue the promised compensation from the Crimean government, but to no avail: the courts make decisions not in favor of them. They did not get the promised new land for business either. And all because in May 2017 a banal replotting and destruction of a cluster of small and medium-sized businesses was carried out on Ai-Petri. But cafes and retail outlets still function there: also with a national flavor, but different already. The CrimeRussia tried to figure out who and why demolished some joints for the sake of building by others, and how in the near future they plan to use the mountain pearl.
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