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MOSCOW, December 18. /TASS/. Russia’s 2014 federal budget will have a surplus of 1.9% of the GDP, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the annual news conference.
“Despite the turbulence on the financial marketб this year’s federal budget will have a surplus, with incomes exceeding spending by 1.2 trillion rubles. That’s approximately 1.9% of the GDP,” he said.
Russia’s GDP grew 0.6-0.7% over the ten months of the year, Putin noted.