At 15 o'clock Moscow time in Kamchatka, it was already January 1 due to the difference in time zones. The president's video message is available online.
“The most important thing is that we overcame all the difficulties of the outgoing year together, defended those who found themselves in a difficult situation, first of all supported the people of the older generations and families where children grow up - the future of Russia. We firmly and consistently defended our national interests, the country's security and citizens", - said Putin, addressing the Russians.
Vladimir Putin said that the economy was restored in a short time, and in many areas it was possible to reach the implementation of strategic development objectives. "Of course, there are still a lot of unresolved problems, but this year we passed with dignity, the main merit here belongs to you - the citizens of Russia, this is the result of your hard work, dear friends," the president said.
Vladimir Putin stressed that the main goal is to improve the well-being and quality of life of people. "The solution of these tasks will make Russia even stronger, because only together we can ensure the further development and prosperity of our Motherland", he said.