Putin said the growth of the Russian economy

© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina Petrovaradinska from Kaliningrad during the annual big press conference of Russian President Vladimir PutinPutin said the growth of the Russian economy© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina Petukhova

Russia’s economy is growing — it’s a fact, said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.

«With regard to economic growth, it still grows. It is an obvious fact. Here no additions, no» — he said at a press conference on Thursday.

The Ministry of economic development in early December announced that keeps the growth of Russia’s GDP in 2017, at around 2%. Baseline forecast the MAYOR suggests the growth of economy by the end of 2017 is 2.1%.

According to the Ministry, GDP growth in Russia in October in annual terms slowed to 1% from 2.4% in September. In the third quarter GDP growth amounted to 1.8%.