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Medvedev: Russia will reach the status of world power again2009-11-12 14:46
Dmitry Medvedev, the president of Russia, in his address to the Federal Assembly stated the country can gain the status of superpower on new basis - RIA Novosti.gt-en-newsitem-inside
"The prestige of Motherland and the national well-being cannot be indefinitely defined by achievements of the past. Industrial complexes for oil and gas extraction, providing major part of budget income; nuclear weapons, guaranteeing our security; industrial and municipal infrastructure - it's all was mostly created by Soviet specialists", he said.
He explained that it helps the country to live, but gradually becomes obsolete and out of date.
The Russian leader mentioned that the privileged position in the UN id the result of victory in the world war.
"Time has come for us, the present-day generations of Russian people, to say out word. To raise Russia to the new, higher stage of development of civilization", the President said.