Russia and Brazil will become world economic growth leaders despite the nasty crisis, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday.

“Relations between Russia and Brazil are strategic. We are members of the BRIC group,” Medvedev said. “Our countries have similar ways of development. We are an example of possible development of modern states into economic growth leaders. I am confident that we can resolve any problems and even the nasty economic crisis won’t become an impediment,” he said.