The President of Russia on Thursday held a meeting with representatives of Russian business circles, reports RBC. Among the invited guests were more than 50 businessmen. This is the head of the leading private commercial entities, including Gazprom, Rosneft, RUSNANO, rostec, Sberbank, VTB, etc., as well as several community organizations.
In the list of participants also stated the members of the government: first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, economic development Minister Maxim Oreshkin, head of the Ministry of industry and trade Denis Manturov and head of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina, head of the presidential administration Anton Vaino and presidential aide Andrei Belousov.
The head of state in the beginning of the meeting stated that the economy is gaining momentum, despite the external limitations. “I must say that, despite the known limitations, including, the Russian economy stabiliziruemost, it is, as you know, quite clearly can be said to have emerged from recession, gaining momentum for several quarters in a row showing growth”, – quotes Putin Agency “Interfax”.
According to him, if in the first quarter, GDP increased by 0.5% in the second, the growth rate of the economy was 2.5%, while investments grew by 6.3%, the “maximum value since the second quarter of 2012.” It is important, according to the President, to maintain these positive trends.
In addition, the head of state noted the low level of inflation and industrial production growth.
Thus, the production of semiconductor devices increased by 24%, computers – 64.2%, combine harvesters – by 31%, passenger cars – by 21.5%, and buses by 16%, freight cars by 78.5%, sunflower oil 20%, knitted products – 23.5%, gave the President the data of the state statistics.
“I’m with you, in fact, wanted on this subject and to talk, referring to the persistent external constraints and even the threat of their expansion. I would like to hear your opinion on this, your estimates, proposals,” – said Putin.
The purpose of the meeting was discussing positive developments in the dynamics of economic growth and consolidation of positive trends in the economy. The event began with the congratulations of the head of VTB Andrey Kostin with the 61-year anniversary. The President presented a birthday gift – a watch.
The media pay attention to the fact that the meeting with the President came in and the head of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin and the head of AFK “Sistema” Vladimir Yevtushenkov. Both companies may conduct the trial.
“Rosneft” considers that the “System” under whose control was the “Bashneft” to the end of 2014, have abused their rights in the reorganization of the Bashkir company three years ago, which led to losses worth more than 100 billion rubles. State oil company demanded from AFK 106,6 billion, then the amount of the claim rose to 170,6 billion. The first instance – Arbitration court of Bashkiria has awarded a victory “Rosneft”, the company Yevtushenkov appealed.
Earlier, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov has declared to journalists that with representatives and business associations, and organizations, and specifically with the captains of Russian business Putin maintains regular contact.
“The range of topics in the course of communication of the President with the captains of Russian business and representatives of business organizations is related to work of business conditions for their work, with the problems that they raise, in General and with the international environment, and the processes that occur in our country”, – said the representative of the Kremlin.
“It is important to be able to hear, firsthand the confirmation of the yet modest but positive trends in our economy,” he added.