Russia steadily becoming world economic leader – Putin

Other News Materials 14 February 2008 14:21 (UTC +04:00)

(Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia is turning into one of the world's economic leaders.

"We  have  restored  the  foundations  of the Russian economy on an entirely  new  market  base  and  are  steadily  turning into one of the economic leaders," Putin said at a press conference on Thursday.

"Only  some  countries  have  achieved  such  results  as growth in securities  and  growth  in  Russian  assets over the last twenty years, above all Asian countries, such as Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand

to some  extent,  and  China. Russia is steadily moving up in this line. This is our greatest achievement," he said.