Russia President Vladimir Putin gave his annual New Year’s Eve address to the nation as 2020 arrived. He stressed the national unity of the Russia Federation.
“The present and future of Russia, and the future of our children depend on the efforts and contribution of each and every one of us. Only together, can we meet the challenges that our society and our country are facing today. Our unity is the bedrock for achieving any of the supreme goals. These values were passed on to us by our ancestors, a heroic, unbreakable generation of champions,” Putin said, reported Russian state news agency TASS.
President Putin noted that “2020 is at our doorsteps” and the world is already “on the threshold of the third decade of the 21st century.”
“We are living in turbulent, dynamic and controversial times, but we can and should do everything for Russia to develop successfully and so that everything in our lives can change only for the better,” he stated.
“Now, as we look forward with excitement to the chiming of the bells, we believe and hope that all our wishes are bound to come true,” Putin stressed.
The Russian capital, Moscow, was brilliantly decorated for the huge event as crowds from all over the Russian Federation and foreign lands flocked to Red Square and the surrounding area for the festivities.
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