Total defense spending in the budget exceeded spending on education

From 2011 through 2019, spending in the consolidated budget of the security forces and military, individually, do not exceed the cost of education. The exception was made for 2015 and 2016.

In 2015, the military allocated 3.4 trillion, compared to 3.2 trillion roubles on education. In 2016 — 3.8 trillion RUB on the war against 3,4 trillion rubles on education, the research expenditures of the budget (hereinafter payments condition inflation adjusted).

In the Federal budget expenditures on the security forces and military multiply exceed the cost of education. For example, in 2016, the law enforcement authorities spent 1.9 trillion rubles., defense — 3.8 trillion RUB, and education — all the 551 billion rubles.

The sharp difference between Federal and consolidated spending on health care is due to the fact that the second includes funds from the Federal Fund of obligatory medical insurance (FFOMS). A significant difference between the Federal and consolidated expenditure on education is due to the fact that the state primarily funds higher education, and the main costs in this area laid in the regions.

Budget expenditures: in war and peace

“At the level of Latin America”

Since 2013, the government is constantly reduce the cost of education. In the consolidated budget from 2013 to 2019, spending on education decreased from 3.9 trillion to 3.1 trillion During the same period the expenditure in the Federal budget decreased from 897 billion to 515 billion rubles.

Federal budget 2013 “consistently absent” from the funding of social sectors, previously reported by the HSE economists. They warn that education and medicine in the country can “move to the levels of Asian and Latin American countries.”

Sequester leads to a sharp reduction in spending on many education areas.

Almost ten times reduced costs under “General education” from 2012 to 2019: 128 billion to 14 billion rubles a 25-fold decrease in Federal spending on pre-school education from 2013 to 2019: 77 billion to 2.9 billion rubles In seven-and-a-half-fold decrease in Federal expenditures for vocational education from 2011 to 2019: with 53 billion to RUB 7 billion.

From 2013 to 2019 expenditures under subsection “Higher education” (till 2016 — “Higher and postgraduate education”) fell in half: from 661 billion to 458 billion rubles.

Research : the lost decade of the Russian budget