Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin expects the country's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) to help modernize Russia's economy, while analyzing information on future developments and directing appropriate industries.
"At a time when we are facing a problem related to modernization of the economy, assistance from the intelligence services is not superfluous," Putin said adding that this does not mean that the service should violate laws of other states.
The premier said that intelligence services in other countries work faster intercepting interesting modern and perspective pilot projects.
"It is necessary to move to perspective areas of focus," Putin said.
KHABAROVSK, December 18 (RIA Novosti)