OREANDA-NEWS  The Accounts Chamber noted the continued dependence of Russian regions on financial assistance from the federal budget last year, it follows from the materials of the control department on the implementation of the consolidated budgets of the Russian Federation for 2022.

"In 2022, the regions remain dependent on financial assistance from the federal budget," the auditors note. They write that the incomes of 10 subjects by more than 60% were formed at the expense of gratuitous receipts from other budgets of the Russian Federation: the Republic of Ingushetia (82.9%), the Chechen Republic (81.1%), the Republic of Tyva (80.6%), the Republic of Dagestan (74.6%), the Karachay-Cherkess Republic (71.9%), Kabardino-Balkarian Republic (67.6%), Republic of Crimea (66.3%), city of Sevastopol (64.6%), Republic of Altai (62.9%), Republic of North Ossetia (62.3%).

"Four regions generate their incomes by more than 90% due to tax and non-tax revenues: the city of Moscow (97.5%), the city of St. Petersburg (96.6%), the Tyumen Region (94.5%), the Sakhalin Region (92%). At the same time, there were six such regions in 2021 (in addition to the above - Khanty-Mansiysk and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrugs)," the Accounting Chamber notes.

Nevertheless, the auditors draw attention to the fact that by the end of 2022, despite the sanctions and geopolitical pressure from unfriendly countries, the execution of the consolidated budgets of the regions turned out to be quite stable and compared with 2021 showed positive dynamics of income (by 12.1%) and expenses (by 16.2%).
"At the same time, the high surplus of consolidated budgets of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation that develops during 2022 significantly decreased at the end of the year against the background of a decrease in income tax receipts and as of January 1, 2023 amounted to only 50.1 billion rubles," the Accounting Chamber adds, noting that the surplus of 36 surplus regions amounted to 497.4 billion rubles, the deficit 50 deficit regions – 447.3 billion rubles.

Analyzing the results of the previous year, the auditors note that during the reporting period there was an increase in the public debt of the subjects of the Russian Federation on budget loans from 1.372 trillion rubles to 1.98 trillion rubles, by 608.4 billion rubles, or 44.4%.