Putin Notes Good Indicators of Creative Industries' Contribution to Russia’s Economy

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Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his optimism on the contribution of creative industries to the Russian economy

According to Svetlana Chupsheva, General Director of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, Russia’s creative industry indicators have become higher than global ones.

 "According to our estimates, the creative industries are currently contributing 4.87% of Russia's GDP. This is comparable with such industries as construction, finance and insurance," she noted at an exhibition dedicated to the creative economy at the Zotov Center.

Putin also pointed out that the figures are higher than in the world as a whole: 

"In the world as a whole – 3%... And we (Russia) have almost 5%. A very good indicator," he said.

Chupsheva said that this figure (4.87%) contributed approximately 6.5 trillion rubles to Russia’s GDP.

"Of cities leading in the creative industries – most noteworthy are Moscow Tyumen, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Kaliningrad. These are the leading cities that attract creative people," Chupsheva said.

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