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Budget and off budget spending on the Sochi Olympic Games will total 214 billion rubles ($6.4 billion), including 99 billion rubles ($2.96 billion) assigned from the budget, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said.
"The Audit Chamber and Rosfinnadzor (Federal Service of Financial and Budgetary Oversight) have not detected misuse of the allocations," he noted.
Kozak said there had been extra expenditures on the so-called "abandoned works" - a bobsleigh track's relocation in the Olympic Village by the proposal of environmentalists.
"But those were insignificant funds," he emphasized.
Answering a question from reporters, Kozak said the government had approved the concurrent position of the Federal Fisheries Agency chairman and a deputy agriculture minister. He said he was unaware of the candidate for that position as of yet.
Kozak said also that the Krasnodar territory would invest 800 million rubles ($24 million) in the maintenance of the ice arenas and tracks to be transferred to it.