"Our income from hydrocarbons has recently accounted for approximately 70 percent of state budget revenues, that is, we were actually sitting on this needle. Then it was about 55 percent and now it is 45. It means that we are able to succed without this. And we certainly were successful earlier, when oil was not our export commodity at all. We need to change ourselves and use the advantages of this situation and I call on everyone to do so," Medvedev said.
At the same time, according to some experts, the share of oil and gas revenues in Russia was about 50 percent in the last couple years.