OREANDA-NEWS Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting on economic issues via video link. This is reported on the Kremlin's website.

During the meeting with the economic block of the government and the Chairman of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina, the results of the past year were summed up, as well as the main development priorities for the near future were outlined.

The Head of State noted that by the end of 2023, the Russian economy had grown by 3.6 percent. In addition, the country's GDP growth rate turned out to be higher than forecasts, which implied a 3.5 percent increase in gross product.

Also during the meeting, Putin instructed the government to pay special attention to curbing inflation in the country. The priority for the authorities should be to increase the incomes and quality of life of citizens and the well-being of Russian families.