Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak

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MOSCOW, October 11. /TASS/. Thirty regions of Russia, which will increase during the year, its economic potential, will get in 2018 grants in the amount of 20 billion rubles each. This was reported in the framework of “government hour” in State Duma, Deputy Chairman of RF government Dmitry Kozak.

“We have increased from 5 to 20% volume of grants, we are developing mechanisms that, on what basis they distribute the Preliminary decision is also approved by the governors: of the 30 regions that have achieved the best results to increase their own economic potential, will receive these grants. This is a significant help, it is a substitution of grants for equalization,” said he.

Kozak added that “the growth of the profit tax which is subject to application to the Federal budget in 2018 according to our forecasts, will amount to 36.7 billion rubles .” It is planned that this amount also in the next year will be distributed among the most successful regions.