Russian President Vladimir Putin today in front of local and foreign journalists, the balance of the year. The Kremlin chief wanted to appeal especially to the economic development of Russia, said his spokesman, Dmitry Peskov.

to fight Politically and economically, Russia is in a “hostile international economy”. For the Russian President at the expiration of brought the end of the year successes, such as his re-election in March or the football world Cup, when Russia is presented as a good host. At the same time, the increase in the retirement age brought him a lot of criticism. In terms of foreign policy, Russia consolidated its position in Syria, the conflict with Europe and the United States, however.

the traditional press conference of the year-end registered according to Kremlin information, a record number of 1700 journalists. Often, Putin replies for hours on end to questions.

dpa