Putin: Russia expects economic growth in 2017, after small decline this year

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia expects a 1.4 percent GDP growth in 2017, while answering a question on the Russian economy at the 14th annual ‘Direct Line’ Q&A session in Moscow on Thursday.

Putin’s ‘Direct Line’ has become a well-established tradition throughout the years of his presidency. The event generally focuses on domestic affairs, as well as international issues affecting Russia.

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