MOSCOW, Friday – Freshly elected Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Russia will begin to overcome its ‘weaknesses’ in a national address in Moscow on Friday.
The president listed points in which the Russian state has to improve, including the “decline in incomes, healthcare, housing and communal services.”
In order to overcome those weaknesses Russian people need to unite, Putin said.
However, the Russian leader said, “It would be absolutely irresponsible to promise it will be done straight away, right now.”
Putin also thanked all those Russians who had voted for other candidates in the election.
“We all are patriots. We all have the same concern – the future and welfare of Russia. We have to turn our unity, responsibility, joint goals, the wishes of millions into the development of Russia, into great progress,” he concluded.