Most approved government programs inconsistent with Russia’s budget – auditor

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MOSCOW. Nov 14 (Interfax) – The parameters of 40 Russian government programs approved in 2012-2013 are inconsistent with the budget plan for 2014-2016, the chairman of the Audit Chamber, Tatyana Golikova said in an interview published by Rossiyskaya Gazeta on Thursday. “This refers to 40 state programs approved by the government in 2012-2013, which were laid at the foundation of […]

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New head promises changes to Audit Chamber

Tatiana Golikova file photo

(Interfax – MOSCOW, October 17, 2013) New Audit Chamber Chairman Tatiana Golikova says she plans to use her experience as a financier when planning changes to the work of the chamber. “I think there will be changes. If only because I have been professionally engaged in finance all my life and I have my own opinion on what to look […]

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346 Reports Later, Stepashin Steps Down from Audit Chamber

Kremlin and St. Basil's

(Moscow Times – themoscowtimes.com – Alexander Panin – September 11, 2013) Audit Chamber chief Sergei Stepashin, who is being replaced by presidential aide Tatyana Golikova, said goodbye to his colleagues at the chamber’s headquarters in downtown Moscow on Tuesday, to a round of applause and the patriotic marching tune “Farewell of Slavyanka.” Stepashin, who earlier headed the Interior Ministry and […]

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Putin Nominates Aide to Head Russia’s Audit Chamber

Kremlin and Moscow Environs Aerial View

(RIA Novosti – MOSCOW, September 9, 2013) ­ Presidential aide and former health minister Tatyana Golikova was nominated by President Vladimir Putin Monday to head Russia’s Audit Chamber, the Kremlin said. Golikova was selected by Putin from a pool of three candidates for the position put forward by a State Duma commission that also included Sergei Stepashin, the Chamber’s head […]

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More than 70% of Large State Contracts Awarded in Legal “Gray Area”

Cash, Calculator, Pen

(Moscow Times – themoscowtimes.com – August 15, 2013) The Audit Chamber has found gross violations in the processes through which authorities award state orders of 1 billion rubles ($30 million) or more. More than 70 percent of the contracts, as calculated by their quantity and value, were finalized in a “gray area,” the Chamber said on its website Thursday. There […]

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Golikova Odds-on to Head Audit Chamber

Kremlin and St. Basil's

(Moscow Times – themoscowtimes.com – July 5, 2013) Former Health and Social Development Minister Tatyana Golikova could be appointed head of the Audit Chamber as early as Friday by President Vladimir Putin, several government sources said, Vedomosti reported Thursday. Golikova, currently a presidential aide, was tipped to replace Sergei Stepashin as soon as a new law prescribing the re-election of […]

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Duma Makes Nominations For Audit Chamber Chief

Russian Duma Building

(Moscow Times – themoscowtimes.com – Guennadi Moukine – July 2, 2013) The State Duma has approved the nominations of Sergei Stepashin, Tatyana Golikova and Andrei Makarov as candidates to head the Audit Chamber, leaving it up to President Vladimir Putin to choose one of them or award the position to somebody else by October 1, 2013, news reports said Monday. […]

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Nomination of Audit Chamber Head Delayed, Kudrin Among Candidates

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(Moscow Times – themoscowtimes.com – Guennadi Moukine – June 20, 2013) The State Duma has approved a list of people nominated by political parties for auditor positions at the Audit Chamber but postponed nomination of the head until later in the year, Vedomosti reported Thursday. There were reports that former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin may be one of the nominees, […]

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Audit Chamber believes govt economic forecasts for 2014-2016 too optimistic

File Photo of Cash, Coins, Line Graph

(Interfax – MOSCOW, June 3, 2013) Experts at the Audit Chamber and economists it recruited who work at government, corporate and research institutions are questioning the Russian government’s social and economic scenarios and forecasts for 2014-2016. The social and economic development forecast that the government considered on May 16 was discussed on May 29 at a meeting at the Audit […]

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