In his Instagram post, the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, asked Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak to take into account the high birth rate in the republic when formulating the budget.
“We also touched upon the issue of high rates of population growth in Chechnya due to the high birth rate. This puts some work before us that requires prompt resolution. It should be taken into account when forming the budget,” he wrote.
Kadyrov noted that when calculating subsidies when working out the budget, it is necessary to take into account the growth of the republic’s expenditures in the social sphere, including health care and education.
According to the head of Chechnya, Kozak promised to provide “all-around support and assistance.”
In December 2016, the Russian government left the amount of subsidies allocated to Chechnya in 2017 at the same level as 2016. The amount was 40.4 billion rubles ($7 billion). At the same time, the republic received one of the largest grants when compared with other regions.
The Ministry of Finance of Chechnya said the amount of subsidies for 2017 was insufficient, but afterwards recanted their statement.