The message is not a tradition or a personal whim, but a requirement of the Constitution
Vladimir Putin’s speech to the Federal Assembly on February 21, 2023 promises to be special. The last time the Russian president addressed deputies and senators was almost two years ago. But it is clear that the head of state’s speech will be addressed not only to parliamentarians, but to all residents. In his speech, Vladimir Putin will list the main goals of state development for the next year, and maybe even a decade.
What time will Vladimir Putin’s speech be broadcast?
At 12:00 Moscow time on February 21, 2023, here the Kremlin decided not to change the tradition. But the participants will not meet in the Manezh, as on previous occasions, but in the Gostiny Dvor.
Where to watch the video of Vladimir Putin’s speech live on February 21, 2023
The transmission will go through all federal channels. In addition, the kp.ru website will carry a video and text broadcast of the Russian leader’s speech.
The essence of Vladimir Putin’s message to the Federal Assembly
Vladimir Putin’s message to the Federal Assembly is the president’s opening speech with guidelines for the authorities for the whole year. The message is not a tradition or a personal whim, but a requirement of the constitution. The text explicitly states that the head of the country must report “on the situation in the country, on the main directions of the state’s domestic and foreign policy.”
Putin first addressed the Federal Assembly on July 8, 2000. The ceremony lasted 49 minutes. Usually everything is over in an hour, but in 2018 the draw became the longest – 1 hour and 55 minutes.
what will the president say
Most likely, the message will be divided into three parts:
Experts expect Vladimir Vladimirovich to summarize the results of the first year of the special operation. We do not know what exactly he will say, but the head of the country is unlikely to completely bypass the issue of the conflict with Ukraine. The president can be expected to share plans to improve social support for volunteers and mobilized.
After the introduction of unprecedented sanctions against us and a sharp reduction in trade with the West, we began to refocus on new markets in Asia, Africa and South America. It is very likely that Putin will be more specific about this geopolitical pivot in Russia. After all, there are quite specific political and industrial tasks behind it.
Well, it is worth waiting for the enumeration of the goals of the internal development of the state. There are so many options here (from supporting businesses to stimulating construction) that we won’t get ahead of ourselves waiting for the president’s words.
3. NEW REGIONS
We highlight the development of new regions in a separate semantic block, since it has something in common with the previous two. It is necessary to solve the specific problems of military destruction and restore peaceful life to the four regions.