The tests that Russia faced in the past year showed that the country is developing effectively, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin is sure. According to him, 2020 was an unprecedented number of calls.
Last year, sanctions against Russia continued to tighten, Volodin recalled. The country fought the pandemic and tried to preserve the economy in fact under the blockade, the Chairman of the State Duma emphasized.
These challenges have shown that the Russian economy is developing effectively, the speaker is sure. “We can do a lot, we save people’s lives, we help each other, we have done everything in our power to ensure that the economy, faced with such problems, does not slow down too much,” Volodin said on the Duma TV channel.
He recalled that experts predicted a 5% fall in the Russian economy. But the effective measures of the president and the government made it possible to minimize the risks – the decrease was about 3%, the Chairman of the State Duma noted.
At the same time, agriculture showed growth at the end of last year, it was possible to restore the pace of housing construction, the speaker of the State Duma emphasized.
“It is important to believe in ourselves and it is important to understand that our country is in a competitive field. We are becoming stronger, but this means that the challenges are becoming more powerful, it is important for us to overcome them,” he concluded.