Putin ended his speech quoting Russian chemist Dmitry Mendeleyev: “The disparate us will be destroyed. Our strength is in unity … and in the natural development of our inner richness and peace loving.”
Putin didn't mention Ukraine, Donbas, or the ongoing blackout in Crimea during his speech.
It's over. Vladimir Putin's 2015 address to members of the Federal Assembly lasted almost exactly one hour.
After “reunification” with Crimea in 2014, Russia has manifested itself as a great country with a nation that is consolidated by common goals, Putin said.
“Russia is part of a global world that is constantly changing. We will answer to all challenges and work hard for the sake of the common good and for the sake of Russia.” That was how Putin ended his speech.
“We have very interesting, goal-driven children and youth,” Putin says. They all should have equal opportunities to start their lives despite their background and families.