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This is reported by the Russian media, referring to a decision by Russia's Finance Ministry.

Financing in 2022 will be reduced by 9.1 billion rubles, or US$124.3 million, to 82.3 billion rubles, or US$1.124 billion, the document said.

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Also, the Russians will cut funding under state programs for the development of the Far Eastern and North Caucasian regions and the Arctic zone by 11.1 billion rubles (US$151.6 million), 5.4 billion rubles (US$73.7 million), and 10.9 million rubles (US$148.8 million), respectively.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Russia annually spends about US$5 billion a year on the war in Donbas. In addition to military spending, Russia also pays salaries to the so-called state employees in the temporarily occupied territories.