Sambo wrestling should become trademark of Russian sports — security officialSport August 18, 18:38
Iran may start oil supplies to Russia within monthBusiness & Economy August 18, 18:31
Nord Stream 2 project will be implemented despite sanctions — energy ministerBusiness & Economy August 18, 18:29
One killed in stabbing in Turku, FinlandWorld August 18, 18:15
Moscow and Ankara agree upon Turkish Stream landfallBusiness & Economy August 18, 18:11
Russia may lift agricultural restrictions from Turkey by October 20Business & Economy August 18, 18:04
Senior official says Kyrgyzstan is interested in military cooperation with RussiaWorld August 18, 18:03
US, NATO fail to help Afghanistan fight drugs — Foreign MinistryRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 18, 18:01
This week in photos: Barcelona terror attack, lightning in Moscow, volcanoes in KamchatkaSociety & Culture August 18, 17:59
CHEREPOVETS, September 5 (Itar-Tass) — Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said the country's GDP would exceed 4 percent this year. Putin was speaking at a regional conference of the United Russia Party in the Northwestern Federal District on Monday.
"The growth rate will exceed 4 percent this year; (it might reach) around 4.2 or 4.3 percent," he said.
"It implies that our economy will fully compensate the crisis slump by the beginning of 2012. This will enable us to attain the pre-crisis development level," the premier stated.