Importance At present, bureaucracy is pervasive in government authorities and administration of virtually all countries, and does enormous harm to national economies. For the Russian Federation this problem is an urgent one, and without solving it, one can hardly hope for future improvement of living standards. Objectives The purpose of the study is to analyze the contemporary system of public administration in the RF, financial conditions of its functioning, and to underpin the need for cardinal changes. Methods The paper draws on the systems approach. The dialectic method of studying objective economic laws, regularities and phenomena in their constant development and interrelation are the study basis. Results The article discloses the nature of bureaucracy, characterizes its driving factors, substantiates conditions for its existence and its dominant position in the society. The paper ascertains that the budget is a main source to satisfy financial interests of political establishment. Conclusions It is crucial to reduce the number of State officials in general government, implement an administrative reform in the country to streamline the expenditures of the budget system at all levels.
Keywords: bureaucracy, State, budget reform, budget system, taxation system
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