MOSCOW, February 9. /TASS/. The situation in the Russian economy is not catastrophic as the country is overcoming the existing problems, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.
"On the one hand, the situation is complicated, but on the other hand, no catastrophes occur," Putin said at a meeting with Mikhail Shmakov, the head of the Russian Independent Trade Union Federation.
"We are overcoming the existing problems with good or satisfactory results," the president said.