Vladimir Putin during a new year address to the Russians on the eve of 2017
Photo: Alexei Druzhinin/TASS
President Vladimir Putin in a televised new year address, which was broadcast to the far East, told the secret of the new year holiday — as the night become “a little magician”
President Vladimir Putin in a televised new year address, which was broadcast to the far East, thanked the Russians for their victories and achievements in 2016, as well as for the understanding, trust and a real, heartfelt concern about Russia.
“2016 goes. It was difficult, but the difficulties we encountered brought us together, led to discovering the huge reserves of our ability to move forward. Most importantly — we believe in ourselves, in our strength, in their country. We work well and we succeeded. I would like to sincerely thank you for the victories and achievements, for the understanding, trust, true, heartfelt the fence about Russia,” he said (quoted by “Interfax”).
According to the head of the state, the tradition of a family reunion New year unites people in great Russia. “We have a huge, unique and beautiful country! We share common concerns and common joys, combines long-standing tradition to celebrate the New year with family, with hope for the best,” — said Putin.
He particularly appealed to those who could not celebrate the New year at the holiday table. “Many of our citizens, including away from home, ensure the safety of Russia, work in businesses and on duty in hospitals, are trains and planes. Anyone who is doing your labor and military duty, my best wishes in the coming year”, — said the head of state.
According to him, every new year’s eve can be a “little magician”. “For this, just need with love and gratitude to treat their parents, to surround with attention and care of their children, their family, respect of colleagues, cherish friendship, to defend truth and justice, to be compassionate, to help those who are waiting for support. That’s the whole secret,” he said.
He concluded his message with wishes that come true “all our dreams, pure thoughts and good intentions”. “Let every house reigned joy and love. Let it become more beautiful and attractive our cherished streets, cities and towns. Peace and prosperity to our common great Motherland — Russia. Wish you happiness and good health and prosperity. With a holiday! With the new, 2017 year!” — concluded the President.