"At some point, money ceases to matter. You make a million or two, well, a billion. And what's next?" Dmitry Smirnov, the correspondent of Komsomolskaya Pravda, quotes Putin on his Twitter, Joinfo.ua reports.
In addition, Putin proposed to make 2016 or 2017 "A Year of business." After that, one of the journalists said: "Most importantly that it was not the year of the victorious proletariat."
The head of the Russian Federation said that the Central Bank of Russia "understands what it is doing." "We see what happens to the exchange rate of the ruble and we are monitoring the situation," said Putin.
Earlier, the journalist Sergei Ivanov said that Russian President Vladimir Putin and not the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko was the most powerful oligarch in Ukraine. "Unfortunately, Putin remains the most powerful oligarch in Ukraine. Oligarchy is the "power of the few," and, according to the legal definition, its being in the fairway of power is one of the key features of oligarchy as such. This is taught during the first year of any law faculty. I see a large number of pro-Russian people, with substantial funds, fused with power, people somehow supported by Putin. They are the Akhmetovs and Hryhoryshyns – all sorts of dodgy people with Russian passports, representatives of regional elites associated with Russia," he said.