NOVO-OGARYOVO, July 2. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has thanked the country’s citizens for approving constitutional amendments.
"I would like to extend my gratitude to Russian citizens and say thank you for your support and trust," the head of state said, opening a meeting of the Pobeda (or Victory) organizing committee.
Putin said that he understands those who voted against amendments to the Russian constitution.
"I understand those our fellow countrymen who voted against," Putin said. "We still have a lot of unresolved problems, this is true, people often face injustice, callousness, indifference. Many still live hard lives, while we, the country’s leadership, often think that we are doing our best," the president noted. "But no, life shows a different picture, life shows that we often underperform, while we must act quicker, more exactly, in a more organized manner and more efficiently," the president stressed.