The Finance Ministry has proposed to cut funding for the nuclear industry

The Finance Ministry has proposed to reduce funding for the development of the nuclear industry in the years 2021-2023 approximately 67.5 billion.

This is stated in the document "Methodology of calculation of the maximum baseline budget appropriations of the Federal budget on state programs of the Russian Federation and non-programme activities".

According to the materials, in 2021, the cost of the state program "Development of nuclear power industry" can reduce compared to the previously planned volume of 2.2%, or 2.3 billion to 102 billion in 2022 9.9%, or 13.5 billion to 122.5 billion rubles. The most significant curtailment of the program is planned in 2023 - a 38%, or 51.7 per billion, up to 84.2 billion rubles.

These proposals coincided with the preparations for the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Russian nuclear industry, which will be celebrated in late August.

The state program "Development of nuclear power industry" is designed for 2012-2027 years. Responsible officer - "Rosatom". Current budget allocations for the implementation of the state program is a 1.65 trillion rubles.

Programme aims the preservation of Russia's status as a nuclear power and to ensure its geopolitical interests