Mr Putin began the meeting with the issue of macroeconomic indicators, including the inflation figures, which exceeded the planned target in September, and price rises, especially for foodstuffs.
Economic Development and Trade Minister Elvira Nabiullina reported on the reasons for the rise in inflation and informed the meeting about the measures the Government plans to take to check rising price on the domestic market.
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin analysed the situation that has emerged following the crisis events on world financial markets and reported on the action the federal authorities are taking to maintain stability on the Russian financial market.
Mr Putin will hold a special meeting to discuss these issues in the near future.
Following the completion of work to draft a demographic policy concept for the period through to 2025, First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev reported on the latest demographic figures and trends.