Russia had revenues of $191-$194 bln from oil, $28 bln from gas in 2013 - Putin

The drop in oil prices from $90 to $85 per barrel is not critical for the Russian economy, Putin said.

Russia's budget had revenues of $191-$194 billion from oil and $28 billion from gas in 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during his hotline on Thursday.

"This is a significant part of Russia's budget revenues," he said.

Putin said main revenues in this sector come from oil, not gas. "Last year, revenues from oil were $191-$194 billion; revenues from gas - around $28 billion. Do you feel the difference?" he said.

The drop in oil prices from $90 to $85 per barrel is not critical for the Russian economy, Putin said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he thought the European Union would not be able to stop buying Russian gas.

He said during a hotline on Thursday that Russia supplied mainly pipeline gas to Europe, covering 30%-35% of its needs.

"Will it be possible at all to stop buying Russian gas? In my view no," he said.

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