Russia allocates $19.5 million to support socially-oriented NGOs

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree that will allocate 630 million rubles ($19.5 million) to support socially-oriented non-governmental organizations (NGO).

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree that will allocate 630 million rubles ($19.5 million) to support socially-oriented non-governmental organizations (NGO).

"To approve the attached allocation of subsidies from the federal budget to Russian regions' budgets in order to finance the expenses of the Russian regions' emergence when implementing regional programs to support socially-oriented non-commercial organizations in 2013," said the government decree posted on Friday on an official Internet portal of legal information.

Out of 49 regions, which will receive the funds to develop socially-oriented NGOs, St. Petersburg will receive the largest amount of money - over 44 million rubles ($1.35 million).

The Nizhny Novgorod region will receive over 34 million rubles (about $1 million); the Novosibirsk region - over 32 million rubles (about $1 million); the Krasnoyarsk territory, the Arkhangelsk, Samara and Sverdlovsk regions and Tatarstan - over 32 million each (about $1 million).

A total of 630 million rubles ($19.5 million) will be allocated.

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