"The indication of the negative consequences of the global financial crisis on Russia's economy grew in November. GDP growth was 1.6% after 6.9% in September and 5% in October on the same period last year," the ministry said.
"Since July there has been a decline once seasonal factors are excluded, in November it was 0.7%," the ministry said.
Industrial output fell 7.5% in November, the second consecutive monthly decline, the ministry reported.
"The industrial production index was 91.3% in November 2008 against November 2007, which means a 7.5% output decrease as compared to October, excluding seasonal factors," the ministry's monitoring report read.
The ministry said this was the result of a recession in manufacturing industries, as well as electricity, gas and water production and distribution.
Presidential aide Arkady Dvorkovich predicted last week that Russia's GDP would grow about 2% in 2009 while inflation would be 10-12%.
Russian Economic Development Minister Elvira Nabiullina earlier forecast Russia's GDP growth for 2009 at 2.4%.
According to the ministry's preliminary forecast, Russia's GDP in January-November grew 6.5%.