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    Russian Government Commission Upholds $245Bln Budget Freeze for 2017-19

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    Russia's Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said that the Russian government commission upheld freezing 2017-19 budget spending.

    VYRUBOVO (Moscow Region) (Sputnik) – The Russian government commission upheld freezing 2017-19 budget spending at 15.78 trillion rubles ($245.6 billion), a proposal subject to the Government’s approval, Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said Tuesday.

    "The budget committee did not approve anything, it would be done by the government on Thursday," Ulyukayev said, responding in the affirmative when asked to confirm support for a 15.78-trillion-ruble budget spending freeze over the next three years.

    Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev chaired the first agricultural and sustainable commission meeting with 11 cabinet members and other government officials earlier in the day where the discussion took place.

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