"In general, we can be satisfied with the way in which developing countries, developing economy", - he said. Putin recalled that economic growth in Russia in recent years is about 7% annually. "This year we went to 6.6%," - he said. The President stressed that in Europe the figure is 1-3% in the U.S. - about 3%, in Asia - about 10%. "Overall, we are in the middle," - Putin added. According to the President, there are problems. "But given the problems of the economy 5-7 years ago, we have to admit that this is a good pace," - he said.
Among the achievements of Putin, said that managed to suppress inflation, although not at the rate that would, as well as the payment of almost the entire Soviet-era debt to western countries.
"This demonstrates the health of the economy, increase confidence in Russia", - he said.
According to the president, it is possible to solve social problems. Growth in real per capita income was about 11%, wage growth - 12,8%, an increase of pensions in real terms - 6,1%. Among the difficulties, Putin singled out two points. "We register the slowdown of industrial production - 4.2%, and productivity - just 6%" - said the president. "This is not good, so you need to pay attention," - he said.