Russian economist told how much Russia is Crimea

The contents of the occupied Crimea is costing the Russian budget about 200 billion rubles a year (about $ 3.5 billion). Told about it on air “Gromadsky”, the Russian economist Sergei Aleksashenko, reports “Apostrophe”.

According to him, the “sponsor” of the Peninsula are the regions of Russia, which “dumped” on the Crimea.

The economist noted that the amount granted to the Crimea equal to one third of all the grants that the Finance Ministry gives all Russian regions.

“The Russian budgetary system of the Crimea is about 150 to 200 billion rubles a year. This is slightly more than 1% of expenditures of the Federal budget. All other regions are lost, and due to this, the Crimea got the money, ” said Aleksashenko.

Earlier, the NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov said that the occupation of Donetsk and Lugansk, Russia is expensive – the Kremlin spends on their maintenance about $ 6 billion.

In turn the Deputy Minister on the issues of the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons, the George Tooke noted that Russia spends on military operations in the Donbass about $ 1 billion per year, losses from the sanctions, about $ 100 billion a year.