The Russian economy stabiliziruemost, the head of the IMF mission

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Stabilization of the Russian economy after the crisis of 2014 started, but in the coming years, its growth potential can be limited to 1.5%, although the desired growth rate of 3%, the head of the IMF mission in Russia, Gabriel Di Bella.

«As for the macroeconomic factors — it’s clear that the stabilization after shocks in 2014 has already begun. Due to the very good policy of the state in the field of macroeconomics, the decline was not as deep as one might expect,» — said the head of the mission during the session of the Gaidar forum.

«I think the recession (the economy of the Russian Federation — ed.) will be compensated in 2018. Therefore, our attention is drawn to the medium-term growth,» he added.

«I think that the state is very properly set himself a very ambitious task. Russia must not lose its role in the global economy, this requires that the growth was at least 3% per year. But for various reasons in the coming years potential growth may be limited to about 1.5% growth,» said Di Bella, among the reasons for selecting the demographic factor and low productivity.

Also, Di Bella said he did not consider inconsistent policy of the Bank of Russia considers proper targeting inflation and the withholding of oil currency from the government.


The Agency «RIA Novosti» media group «Russia today» is the official news Agency of the Gaidar forum — 2018 «Russia and the world: aims and values». The forum organizer — the Russian Academy of national economy and state service under the President of Russia (Ranepa).