He stressed that in 2021 the citizens of the Eurasian nation faced colossal challenges, but learned to live in severe conditions and solve complex problems thanks to solidarity.
“We together continued to fight against a dangerous epidemic that spread across all continents and is still not receding. The insidious disease claimed tens of thousands of lives,” the Russian head of state recalled.
He expressed that on the eve of this holiday all people are united by the hope for good changes to come, “although we understand that these cannot be separated from the harsh events of the outgoing year.”
Putin noted that only an increase in people’s well-being and quality of life will make Russia an even stronger state.
He emphasized that the celebrations should help to understand that the achievement of what the country aims to achieve depends on its people, “on what we prioritize and what we fill our daily lives with, on how firmly we effectively get down to work and achieve concrete and visible results.”
The head of state pointed out that only through joint efforts it is possible to ensure greater development and prosperity for Russia, especially at such a difficult time as the present.