MOSCOW, December 27. /TASS/. Outgoing year 2017 will be remembered as an important stage in Russian history, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday at a New Year reception in the Kremlin.
"We’re bidding good-bye to the outgoing year with a sense of dignity," he said. "We’ll recall it as an important stage in this country’s life."
"We have a multitude of concerns and plans ahead and I’m confident we’re holding the right clues to them," Putin said.
He thanked the invitees for their persistent work and said: "Our pathway is the one of acquiring knowledge and doing responsible things."
Putin wished everyone success in all their endeavors.