“Summing up the results of 2020 in the format of direct communication with the President of Russia turned out to be traditionally very informative, multi-vector and made it possible to get Vladimir Vladimirovich’s position on a whole range of issues that are most important for citizens. The openness and honesty, reasoning and immersion in the issues with which the head of state communicates with the media and residents of the country is an example of communication for representatives of government at any level. The new interactive format of the press conference made the dialogue with the head of state even more dynamic. Unprecedented innovations significantly raised the technical level of the event and made it as effective as possible, ”said Sergei Zheleznyak, a member of the State Duma’s international affairs committee.
“As expected, Russians are very worried about the situation dictated by the terms of the fight against the pandemic. Despite the difficulties, Russia copes with the infection much more successfully than most other countries. The President, using concrete figures, demonstrated the effectiveness of anti-crisis measures that help support the economy, social sphere and Russians who find themselves in a difficult life situation. Internal resources were quickly mobilized to mobilize and optimize the health care system. In such a difficult situation, it is impossible to do without problems, but the state is taking package and targeted measures aimed at supporting people, the labor market and the economy as a whole, which does not allow the development of a deep crisis that covers several countries of the world.
At the same time, Russia is ready to cooperate with foreign partners in combating the spread of the pandemic. Our President again called on the countries to abandon illegal sanctions and restrictions, especially those related to the supply of drugs and necessary equipment to different regions of the world, ”the parliamentarian said.
He stressed: “The desire of the media to hear the opinion of the head of our state on key topics on the international agenda speaks of the close attention to the foreign policy strategy of Russia on the part of our foreign partners and opponents.
In his speech, the head of our state emphasized the exceptional significance of the value of human life and the importance of maintaining internal stability in society in the face of a terrorist threat and a general decrease in the level of security. In the responses of the President of Russia, promising tasks and strategic directions of our country’s foreign policy were voiced. These include difficult relations with the United States, dialogue with neighbors in Europe, strengthening strategic ties with China, interaction with Turkey, and closer attention to the development of cooperation with the CIS countries.
It is significant that the President expressed confidence in the ability of European partners to defend their national interests and, despite US pressure, to successfully complete the Nord Stream 2 project together with our country.
“The position voiced by the President of Russia on such an acute issue as the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh demonstrated our country’s deep interest in maintaining peace in the South Caucasus region and its readiness to actually contribute to stabilizing the situation. The head of Russia emphasized the main principle that guides our country as a peacemaker – the preservation of the lives of civilians and called on the world community to take part in rendering assistance to the residents of Nagorno-Karabakh.
According to the deputy: “The President did not ignore the issue of resolving the conflict in Donbass. Vladimir Putin emphasized that there is no alternative to the Minsk Agreements, the need for the implementation of which the authorities in Kiev are constantly questioning. The President expressed confidence that the settlement of the conflict is inevitable, but that it is being hampered by the leadership in Kiev. It is also obvious that Russia will continue humanitarian support for the residents of Donbass. ”
“Answering a question from a British journalist about Russia’s responsibility for the lack of a constructive dialogue with the West, the President arguably demonstrated that our country offers an exceptionally positive agenda, fulfills its obligations under international law, unlike the United States, offers dialogue instead of the confrontation that we imposed by anti-Russian Western politicians, ”Zheleznyak noted.
“With regard to relations with the United States, Vladimir Putin stressed that our country remains ready for a bilateral dialogue with the new leadership of the White House in the interests of maintaining stability. An important signal from the head of our state was Russia’s readiness to extend the START-3 Treaty. The elimination of START-3 will destroy the international security system and intensify the arms race. Russia is well aware of this and hopes that the new US President will return to solving urgent global problems.
It should be clear to our foreign partners from the speech of the President of Russia that by strengthening the security system we are not promoting an arms race, but are striving to maintain the balance of power in the world and will not allow ourselves to be manipulated. National interests, the rights of Russians and improving the standard of living of our citizens will always remain at the forefront of Russia’s domestic and foreign policy. This is one of the main messages that sounded in the words of the head of our state, “the deputy believes.
“Russia, in the person of Vladimir Putin, sees many tasks that countries can solve in cooperation, developing dialogue and cooperation. The main approaches to domestic and foreign policy issues voiced by the head of our state today will certainly be implemented by me and my colleagues in the State Duma to develop our country, protect our national interests and expand mutually beneficial cooperation with other countries, “the politician said.