Citizens of Russia, friends,
We are bidding farewell to 2023. Very soon it will become part of history and we will have to move forward and create the future. We have worked very hard and accomplished a lot over the past year. We were proud of our common achievements and happy about our successes. And we were firm, protecting the national interests, our freedom and security, and our values which continue to be our unshakeable foundation. And the main thing which has united us is the destiny of the Motherland. There is a deep understanding of the utmost importance of the historic period which Russia is going through, those ambitious goals which society is facing and the colossal responsibility for the Motherland that every one of us feels. We are acutely and clearly aware of how much depends on us during this period, on our positive attitude, and our aspiration to support each other in word and deed. Work for the common good has united society. We are united in our thoughts, deeds and in battle, on weekdays or holidays, displaying the main traits of the Russian people – solidarity, mercy, fortitude.
I would like to address our military personnel – everyone who is on duty, who is on the front lines fighting for truth and justice. You are our heroes. Our hearts are with you. We are proud of you and we admire your courage. I know that right now you feel the love of your nearest and dearest, the powerful and sincere support of millions of Russian citizens, the support of the entire people. We have proved over and over again that we can tackle the most difficult tasks and we will never back down as no force can divide us, make us forget the memory and the faith of our fathers, or stop our development.
At all times, the New Year celebrations have been associated with bright hopes and a sincere wish to bring joy to the people you love. The upcoming year of 2024 has been declared the Year of the Family in our country. And a true big family is of course a family with children, where you find care and attention, warm-heartedness and support for the parents, love and respect for each other. This kind of generational kinship and love of one’s home fosters devotion to the Motherland. I would like to convey my very best wishes for the new year to all Russian families. After all, the history of our huge, wonderful, and beloved Motherland is made up of the history of each family. We, the multinational people of Russia, shape its future.
We are one country, one big family. We will ensure the steady development of the Motherland, and the well-being of our citizens, and we will become even stronger. We are together. And this is the most reliable guarantee of Russia’s future.
To watch President Vladimir Putin’s New Year Address to the Nation video, kindly use the following link: President Vladimir Putin’s New Year Address to the Nation