Do the entities comprising the Russian federation maintain separate accounts for their income from foreign exports?

Who collects taxes: the federal government or federated members?

Who decides how to spend the revenue?

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    There's an article regarding this matter in Russian Wikipedia: ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Межбюджетные_отношения
    – alamar
    Sep 19 at 19:36
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    It's ultimately not a bad Q if focused on Russia. I recall that one of the (few) changes/achievements (depending of viewpoint, I guess) of the post-invasion Iraq was to formalize that Kurds (in the autonomous region) got some oil revenue. So, I suspect [some] regions in Russia might have wanted the same. I don't think there's a general answer to a Q like this though, i.e. what happens in general in a federation probably varies (a lot) despite the name.
    – Fizz
    Sep 19 at 21:03
  • @FIzz no, it's an industry term. "Russian Federation" is not a federation. It's a devolution. Technically it's not even a constitutional government because the barrier to changing the constitution is too low to provide any impediment to power grabs.
    – wrod
    Sep 19 at 21:11


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