The President jokingly offered to lend money to the Federal budget

MOSCOW, September 8. /TASS/. Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said that Moscow’s strong financial entity, which could even lend funds from the Federal budget. This opinion he expressed in the framework of the Moscow financial forum

“Moscow is so strong from the point of view of Finance, a subject that can even lend to the Federal budget”, – joked the Minister.

According to him, Moscow is one of the leading subjects of budgetary provision and the most powerful subject of the Russian Federation.

“Collected here are financial companies, major holdings, including the commodity sector, there are a lot of highly qualified specialists who receive a high salary. And that is the attraction here highly paid professionals and gives more incomes to the subject of the Russian Federation. Why is this happening? Because you have better infrastructure, better social infrastructure-all this attracts the best companies and the best people, and this gives new jobs, new income and more prosperity to the city,” he said.

“We would like to take a little bit of resources from Moscow. But we do not do it, because we see how effectively these resources are being spent,” – said Siluanov.

The issue of creating the same conditions in other major centres, in Moscow, is the job of the mayors and heads of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the Minister noted.

“Totally agree with that”, – in turn, commented on the words of the Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation, Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin.