UFA, July 9. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the ruble exchange rate manages to stay in the acceptable range.
"We have a positive trade balance in we manage to keep the rubles exchange rate in the acceptable range," Putin said.
He noted that the Russian economy over the past 10-15 years has strengthened, the unemployment rate remains very low - 5.8% and the reserves of the economy were preserved.
"All this gives us every reason to say that we will successfully overcome today's challenges together with our colleagues," Putin said.
He also drew attention to the possibilities, opening for business of BRICS countries with the formation of the Eurasian Economic Union.