Putin delivers the annual address to the Federal Assembly

Vladimir Putin noted that cooperation with the Asia-Pacific region is one of the priorities of Russian foreign policy.

In his annual address to the Federal Assembly, Vladimir Putin discussed issues of international humanitarian cooperation.

“The basis of our entire policy is to take care of people and increase human capital as Russia’s most important resource. Therefore, our efforts are aimed at supporting the traditional values and the family, at implementing demographic programs, improving the environment and people’s health, and promoting education and culture.”

Discussing education issues, the President noted the importance to preserve the depth and solidity of national education. The children must learn to think independently, work both on their own and as part of a team, address unusual tasks and formulate and achieve goals.

Putin pointed that special educational projects should be implemented not only in schools but also in the theatre, cinema, television and museums, and on the Internet, that are of interest to young people, that attract the attention of young people to the national classical literature, culture and history.

According to the President, young people play an important role in the country development. “I view the young generation as Russia’s reliable foundation in a turbulent and complicated 21st century. I believe that they are able not just to rise to challenges but also to make their contribution to the development of the intellectual, technological and cultural agenda of global development.”

Vladimir Putin emphasized that the modern Russian science is appealing happened to be appealing for our compatriots who are return from other countries. It is very important to support talented young scientists and fund long-term projects.

Cooperation with the Asia-Pacific region was named as one of the priorities of Russian foreign policy. As mentioned the President, the Eastern Economic Forum, where the head of Rossotrudnichestvo took part, contributed to the development of relation development.