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SOCHI, May 19 (Itar-Tass) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev finds the bringing of the economy from a current quite mediocre situation to a 4-5% growth, the prime minister told reporters on Sunday.
“The general description of what is happening in the economy is that, to my mind, the situation is quite mediocre,” Medvedev said about the work of the government for the past year. “Nothing overdramatic is happening, but also nothing good is happening,” he added.
“Probably, this irritates all people most of all that it is unclear whether we will be able to reach a stable trajectory of growth despite the world tendencies,” the prime minister assumed. “We really need 4-5% annually, and a scenario of country’s development for three years that was considered at the latest government meeting is moderately optimistic with a growth of just four percent, but certainly other scenarios can exist,” he noted.
“I believe that this is the main challenge, which the government faces now, and not only the government, but the whole country,” the prime minister stated. “Therefore, I would not like to have a quite ‘souring’ situation, according the youth slang,” he explained. “So, it is quite acceptable after all: the incomes are growing, the salaries are high, and, certainly, as compared with the previous situation, the growth of salaries is much higher than in most countries, and, on the other hand, nothing more significant is happening,” the prime minister added.