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Putin: interest of investors to new projects in Russia still huge

June 18, 2015, 23:24 UTC+3 STRELNA

President said that Russia is open for a long-term and mutually beneficial partnership

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STRELNA, June 18. /TASS/. Investors are still highly interested in new projects in Russia, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.

"The interest in Russia, new projects in our country is still huge despite all the difficulties in global economy and politics," - he said.

Speaking to investors on Thursday Putin said that in 2014 the volume of direct foreign investments in the Russian economy totaled almost $21 bln.

In the last three years the inflow of foreign capital from strategic investors exceeded $140 bln, he said.

The president also said that Russia would not restrict the movement of capital.

"One of our absolute priorities is keeping a balanced and responsible fiscal and monetary policy. In general it is to ensure predictable macroeconomic environment for successful business operations and growth of capital investments in Russia's economy. It is a matter of principle for us to reject creation of any barriers or restrictions for the movement of capital,"- he said.

Putin said that Russia is open for a long-term and mutually beneficial partnership. Its goal is to expand economic freedoms and to create comfortable conditions for foreign investments in the national economy, first of all into infrastructure projects and production with high added value.

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