MOSCOW, March 12. /TASS/. Economic growth rates in Russia may decelerate to zero under the current macroeconomic indicators, head of the Accounts Chamber Alexei Kudrin said on Thursday.
"Economic growth rates will be close to zero in this year. Accordingly, values of all other indicators will be lower," he said.
The Russian budget may not receive 3 trillion rubles ($39.8 bln) of oil and gas revenues against the oil price of $35 a barrel and the US dollar rate of 72 rubles, Kudrin said.
"If we target current figures: the [oil] price of approximately $35 [a barrel] and the [dollar] rate of about 72 rubles, then we will not receive around 3 trillion rubles ($39.8 bln) of oil and gas revenues. Accordingly, the budget deficit can be slightly less than 2% of GDP this year," he said.