Russia does not seek isolation from the rest of the world, but the country intends to take the development course by relying more on domestic resources and by boosting industrial and agricultural sectors, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.
"We must calmly, with dignity and effectively improve our country without isolating it from the outside world, without breaking ties with our partners, but also not allow us to be treated in insolent and tutorial manner," Putin said at a meeting with members of the Russian parliament's lower house, the State Duma, in Russia's southern resort city of Yalta.
The president said he was confident that the Russian society needs to consolidate itself and mobilise "neither for any wars, nor conflicts, but for persistent work for Russia and in the name of Russia."
Much of the Russian people's solidarity depends on the work of lawmakers, according to Putin.
source: commonspace.eu with Itar-Tass
Photo: President Vladimir Putin of Russia (archive picture).
During the meeting, issues related to relations between Armenia and the European Union, and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict were discussed