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Russian President Vladimir Putin has given his annual address to a joint session of parliament and the government in the Kremlin.


Russian President Vladimir Putin gives his annual address to a joint session of parliament and the government at the Kremlin on December 1.

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-- In his annual address to a joint session of parliament and the government in the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the country is ready to overcome the difficulties and problems it is facing.

-- Putin praised improvements in high-tech medical services around the country, but said that "problems in health care remain."

-- Putin said domestic issues, including lack of competition, were not the main problem hampering the country's economy. He also said the government will provide direct assistance to industrial sectors that need it.

* NOTE: Times are given according to local time in Moscow (GMT/UTC +3)

13:12 1.12.2016

Putin says "the future of the country depends only on us" and "we will definitely achieve the goals we have set for ourselves."

13:11 1.12.2016
13:11 1.12.2016

Putin says "the last year was not simple, but going through ordeals makes us stronger." "We have created the foundations for further progress."

13:11 1.12.2016
13:10 1.12.2016

Putin praises the military and thanks Russian service personnel.

13:10 1.12.2016
13:10 1.12.2016

Putin says Russia ready to unite efforts with U.S. in combating international terrorism. "Russia's army and navy have shown they can fight effectively at long ranges."

13:09 1.12.2016
13:09 1.12.2016

Putin notes improving relations with Japan and expresses hope for improved relation with new U.S. administration.

13:08 1.12.2016

Putin notes Russia's special-partnership relations with India and notes "enormous potential" for developing relations.

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