-In 2017 Russian economy may grow maximum on 2%, told the journalists President’s assistant Andrey Belousov.
«This is a maximum possible one» , - said ex Head of Ministry of Economic Development answering the question whether he agrees with the forecast of current Head of the administration Maksim Oreshkin, who said that GDP in Russia in 2017 might grow on 2%.
In the beginning of April Ministry of Economic Development released a renewed forecast of economy development, the bas ic scenario of which considers GDP rates of 2% in 2017, and 1,5% in 2018-2020 years.
In January 2017 first Deputy Prime Minister Ygor Shuvalov told that the government was going to prepare measures to accelerate GDP growth, in order to move from 2% rates of growth towards «more appropriate» numbers.
According to the Head of «Rosnano» Anatoly Chubais, increasing the growth rate of economy is the most important task of the Russian authorities, because maintaining the pace of growth at 1.5–2% will lead to a widening gap between Russia and developed countries of the world.