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Russian economy minister says sees 2017 economic growth at 2 pct

MOSCOW, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Russia expects its economy to expand 2 percent in 2017, the Kremlin quoted Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin on Wednesday.

Oreshkin said at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin that inflation was on track to reach 4 percent in 2017, the Kremlin added in a statement.

Putin told Oreshkin to continue targeting inflation together with the central bank and the government.

(Reporting by Polina Devitt; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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