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Harvest in Russia record high, Putin says

It is reported that the unemployment rate is also record low

ULAN-UDE, March 14. /TASS/. The harvest in the country has become record high throughout the history of Russia and the RSFSR, President Vladimir Putin said during the visit to the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant on Tuesday.

"The Agriculture Minister reported to me two days ago that [the harvest] is already about 153-155 mln metric tons. This is actually the record throughout the contemporary history of Russia and nothing of the kind occurred in Soviet times, certainly, within the RSFSR framework," Putin said.

The unemployment rate is also record low, the President noted. It was 4.7% before the pandemic and stands at 3.6% according to recent data. "I think nobody expected that. Everyone expected that plants will stop. They are functioning. The unemployment rate goes down. Incomes have a slight uptick. All that leads to growth of domestic trade and its volumes. This is a very good indicator," Putin added.