Beijing, March 6, 2015 (Friday)
News conference of Vladimir Putin, December 18

Good afternoon, colleagues.

I am very happy to see you in high spirits. As we did last time, I will begin by briefing you on the work done during the year and then I will try to answer your questions.

First the most important thing: the economic performance. In the first 10 months of this year, the gross domestic product grew by 0.7 percent, and the final figure may be around 0.6 percent. My colleagues and I met yesterday to finalise the figures. The trade surplus grew by $13.3 billion to reach $148.4 billion...

Forex *
1 RUB = 0.101 CNY
1 CNY = 9.870 RUB
1 RUB = 0.016 USD
1 USD = 61.846 RUB
1 RUB = 0.015 EUR
1 EUR = 68.309 RUB
* by Central Bank of Russia (as on 03/06/2015)
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