31 Dec 2019 17:03

Medvedev wishes Russians success, wellbeing, and health in 2020

MOSCOW. Dec 31 (Interfax) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has sent New Year's greetings to Russians and has wished them prosperity.

"Dear friends! The Year 2020 is coming, and this beautiful figure will appear on our calendars. I want the coming year to be prosperous for all of us; I want you to feel as good as possible; I wish good health to your loved ones, your children, your parents," Medvedev said in his New Year's greetings, posted on the Russian government website.

"I want this year to bring wellbeing to you and the entire country. I want everything to be well. I wish you a happy New Year!" he said.

A video showing the prime minister signing documents in his office before addressing the people of Russia was also posted on the government website.

Medvedev said while meeting with parliamentarians in December that he would sign the acts necessary to finance national projects in 2020 before the end of the day on December 31.

"In contrast to the State Duma, I sign these documents through the end of December 31, heaps of them are brought to me," he said. "The most important thing is that they are released on time, that they begin working, beginning on January 1. Then, this is actual movement forward by the country," Medvedev said.

Medvedev's press secretary Oleg Osipov told reporters on Tuesday that all acts necessary to begin financing the implementation of national projects in 2020 had been prepared, signed, and issued.