Date: 6 months ago   Category: Economy

The Russian Federation has coded military expenses on 4 trillion rubles - media

The member of public council at Rosstat Evgeny Gavrilenkov has told RBC what data on research and development have coded because they are dual purpose.

Rosstat has coded data on expenses on arms and scientific research in the updated report on volumes, structure and dynamics of the gross domestic product for 2011-2017, RBC reports.

B has passed 2017 Rosstat to new methodology - "The system of national accounts of 2008" which, unlike former, considers expenses of the state on long-term arms and also research and development when calculating GDP.

at the same time, in national accounts of Rosstat these categories aren't visible, in breakdown of gross accumulation of fixed capital by types of fixed assets they aren't allocated. Department has explained it with requirements of the law on the state secret, further department also doesn't plan to publish these data. Journalists have calculated

that expenses on purchase of arms and creation of products of intellectual property have made about 4,1 trillion rub in 2016 (4,75% of GDP of the Russian Federation). Information for 2017 isn't published yet.

the Member of public council at Rosstat Evgeny Gavrilenkov has told that data on research and development have coded because they are dual purpose.

the Head of the laboratory of military economy of Institute of Gaidar Vasily Zatsepin considers that the blackout of data of state defense order leads to opacity and, as a result, inefficient expenditure.

State defense order of the Russian Federation in 2017 has made 1,4 trillion rub. In 2018 have allocated 1,5 trillion rub
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