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  1. 10 Jan '11 18:33
    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/01/03/report-russian-president-signs-decree-cut-number-federal-officials/?test=latestnews

    Report: Russian President Signs Decree to Cut Number of Federal Officials

    Published January 03, 2011

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev reportedly signed a decree on Monday reducing the number of federal officials by 20 percent until 2013.

    According to the decree by the Kremlin press service, the number of federal officials will be reduced by 5 percent in 2011 and 2012 and by 10 percent in 2013.

    The number of federal officials in Russia nearly doubled in the past five years, from roughly 600,000 in 2005 to more than 1.1 million in 2010, RIA Novosti reports.

    The move could save up to $1.3 billion from Russia's federal budget, according to the website.
  2. 10 Jan '11 18:33
    why does something so obvious not occur to our own state and federal officials? and to the EU?
  3. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    10 Jan '11 18:41 / 1 edit
    Yes, but their definition of "cut federal officials" probably differs somewhat from ours.

    BTW, Z, welcome back. Where ya been? You missed the Flaming Tomatoes.
  4. 10 Jan '11 18:46
    thanks .... i took a long vacation ... did not put in enough vaca on my RHP settings and got 70 of my 80 games timed out!

    what were the flaming tomatoes?
  5. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    10 Jan '11 18:47
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    thanks .... i took a long vacation ... did not put in enough vaca on my RHP settings and got 70 of my 80 games timed out!

    what were the flaming tomatoes?
    Thread 136442
  6. 10 Jan '11 18:53
    i guess i missed FMF's departure, too!
  7. 10 Jan '11 18:53
    i.e., his flameout.