New Year reception at the Kremlin

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev


December 30, 2010 (KATAKAMI / KREMLIN.RU) — Speaking at the New Year reception, Dmitry Medvedev noted that 2010 was marked by Russia’s overcoming the economic crisis with minimal losses.

The President emphasised that the nation was able to overcome the consequences of the dramatic events with relatively few losses. “We tried to do what we have promised and we met our commitments, because the most important thing for the authorities is not to lose people’s trust,” Dmitry Medvedev said.

Speaking about foreign policy, the President stated that Russia has tried to promote its interests all around the world, and succeeded in making progress on improving relations with a number of nations.

In conclusion, Dmitry Medvedev stressed that Russia is entering the second decade of the 21st century “standing firmly and confidently on its feet.”  (*)

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