Russian President Vladimir Putin wished Russians a Happy New Year. The text of the appeal is published by TASS.
2021 has already begun in Chukotka and Kamchatka.
“Meeting him exactly a year ago, you and I, like people all over the world, of course, thought, dreamed of good changes. Then no one could have imagined what tests all of us will have to go through, ”the head of state said. According to Putin, 2020 contained the burden of several years. The President also noted that it was difficult for every Russian.
As the Russian leader added, the past year was also associated with hopes for overcoming adversity. At the same time, Putin noted, they managed to pass 2020 with dignity. Putin did not ignore the veterans in his speech. “In spite of everything, we fulfilled our sacred filial duty – with gratitude and gratitude we celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory,” the president concluded.
An hour later, at 16:00 Moscow time, the New Year will come on Sakhalin and Magadan, in another hour 2021 will be met by residents of the Khabarovsk Territory and the Jewish Autonomous Region.
Earlier it was reported that Putin will meet the New Year with family and friends. Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov had previously suggested that the president would be able to catch his breath during the holidays. According to him, Putin never fully rests. The President announced that he was going to celebrate the holiday at home.