“The index of the physical volume of gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2022 relative to the corresponding period of 2021, according to preliminary estimates, amounted to 103.5%,” RIA Novosti quotes a statement from the department.

It is noted that the preliminary estimate of Rosstat almost coincided with the forecast of the Ministry of Economic Development, which estimated economic growth in the first quarter at 3.7%.

Earlier, the Russian Central Bank said that the decline in Russia's GDP in 2022 will be 8-10%