Debt Burden of Constituents of the Russian Federation and Its Determinant Factors

Sabitova Nadia, Nikonova Elena


Expansion of expenditure obligations of the Russian Federation constituents and municipalities, which results in growing pressure on expenditure of territorial budgets, with preservation of current practice of revenue distribution between budgets of Russian budgeting system and reduction of cheap budget credits granted to regions - the situation when debt finance of budget expenditure and, accordingly, the increasing debt burden on regional budgets, are of current concern. This article analyses debt burden of Russian regions taken in conjunction with its prime budget and economic indices. On the basis of analysis we draw certain conclusions on factors that determine the level of debt burden and tendencies in regional debt behaviour, raise problems which, if solved successfully, will provide for improvement of debt situation in constituents of the Russian Federation.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n24p216

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