MOSCOW, April 11 Russian Finance Minister Anton
Siluanov said on Tuesday state companies should pay at least 50
percent of their profits in dividends at a time when the
government is not increasing taxes.
Speaking at an economic conference, Siluanov said his
ministry would not increase the tax burden on businesses and
households but would make up for a shortfall in budget revenues
at the expense of state companies.
(Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh and Denis Pinchuk; Writing by
Polina Devitt; Editing by Andrew Osborn)