"The Russian Statistics Service has calculated GDP growth results for 2007, and according to their data, which differs from economics ministry reports, the figure was 8.1%," Medvedev said.
The Economic Development and Trade Ministry earlier assessed the country's 2007 GDP growth at 7.7%-7.8%.
In the past five years, the Russian economy has grown at an annual rate of above 7%, except for 2005, when GDP expanded 6.4%. In 2006, GDP grew 7.4%.
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The self-defense forces in Donbass likely do not have the capability to win. Kiev will simply outlast the republic’s fighters. Ukraine still has many mobilization resources. The most important thing for self-defense fighters is not to win the war but rather not to lose it.