New Year is the expectation of a miracle - Putin

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin congratulates everybody on the New Year.

“We all await the New Year. We’ve waited because the New Year expectation is associated with the expectation, at a minimum, of changes and changes for the better, if not with the expectation of a miracle.

At the same time, if life consists of sparkling champagne, fireworks and celebrations alone – it would not bring full satisfaction either.

As a rule, life brings satisfaction if it is connected with overcoming certain difficulties and with progress towards success through those difficulties.

So my wish is that those problems should be in the nature of an applied drill.

They should only be a path to success; while our successes should be considerable and grandiose, and should really lead to an improvement in our lives in all areas.

Happy New Year!”