Russia's largest lender, state controlled Sberbank (SBER03.MM), sees a housing deficit hitting the Russian market as early as next summer, its CEO said on Friday, calling for support measures to avert price spikes.

We need to support developers in any way possible, through government demand, lending policy, and stimulation of household demand to avoid a fall in prices, company (developers') bankruptcies, and then a big rise in prices, German Gref told Vesti television in a broadcast interview.