London Times, 22 July 1908, p. 9: THE RUSSIAN BUDGET. St. Petersburg, July 21 (Reuters) According to a statement which will shortly be issued by the Ministry of Finance, the Government has, in view of the disagreement between the Council of the Empire and the Duma regarding the credits for the construction of new battleships, decided to enforce the special regulation with regard to the revision of the Budget and to include in the estimates the sums of 207,983,339 roubles (£20,798,334) for naval construction and 7,627,843 roubles (£762,784) for naval artillery, which were passed by the Council of the Empire.

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