A delegation of the International Monetary Fund, headed by Gerard Belanger, deputy head of the IMF European II Department, is expected to begin consultations on questions of the budget policy with representatives of Russia's financial agencies in Moscow today, a source close to the Financial Ministry of Russia told RBC. It is planned that the delegation's visit will last until December 11 of this year. The aim of its work is to assess the current state of the Russian economy in accordance with Article 4 of the IMF Charter. Technical experts of the fund arrived in Moscow on November 27 to prepare the visit of the official delegation.
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