26 Nov 2010 14:24

Russian economy could grow at least 4% in 2010 - Putin

BERLIN. Nov 26 (Interfax) - Russia's economy could grow at least 4% in 2010, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said at a conference in Berlin organized by the Suddeutsche Zeitung newspaper.

"I think we'll achieve growth of 4% or just over this year," Putin said.

The Russian Economic Development Ministry has given an official GDP growth forecast of 4%, but ministry officials have said in recent weeks that this could turn out a little lower.