Natalia Shmakov. Russia is making progress towards diversification of its economy, but to achieve better results it will need some time, said Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.
"Our long-term policy is to diversify our economy, and There are already success stories in the manufacture of machinery, medicines and chemicals. Some progress, but it takes time to achieve better results and minimize our dependence on oil, " - said Dvorkovich in an interview to the Italian newspaper, published on the first day of the weekend.
Speaking about the sanctions, imposed by Western countries on Russia because of the Ukrainian fall, the Deputy Prime Minister said that to continue to apply them " not very sensible "." They hit the European economy, not American. Unfortunately, Europe look too much at what the US, " he added, noting that it is unlikely that the Europeans will cancel the penalty earlier than it does Americans.
at the same time, According to Dvorkovich, who on the last working day of the week took part in an international Forum Ambrosetti (Ambrosetti Forum in the Italian town of Cernobbio on lake Como, a survey conducted among the participants of this meeting have demonstrated that punishment against Russia concern of Italian entrepreneurs. In addition, their concern was the crisis in the Chinese economy and slow down the rate of increase in emerging markets.
The Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation said that, despite the punishment, the relationship between Italy and Russia continue to be " intense "." Russia is interested in Italy, one of our telecommunication organizations VimpelCom invested in Italy. There is also agreement in the oil and gas sector, and with the firm Finmeccanica on helicopters ", - he finished.