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Future belongs to Russia — Putin

Caring for country's defenders is state’s sacred duty, Russian President says

MOSCOW, February 23. /TASS/. The future, like the truth, belongs to Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a conversation with combat veterans on Defender of the Fatherland Day on Thursday.

"I see a group of young men standing behind us. When I delivered address to the Federal Assembly the day before yesterday, my final remarks were that the truth belongs to us. But looking at those guys I want to add - the future, without a doubt, also belongs to us," the president said.

"It is a sacred duty of the state to take care of those who defend the nation," Putin pointed out during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.