If a pandemic occurred in the 1990s, “it would be very difficult,” said Vladimir Putin. According to him, “Russia will survive everything, it will be able to survive and survive”, but the question is what price will have to pay
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Russia is able to survive any crisis. This was announced by President Vladimir Putin in the program “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin “on the channel” Russia 1 “.
“The country you built for 20 years turned out to be ready, stable in the conditions of this storm associated with the coronavirus. If this happened to us in the 1990s, in the early 2000s even, would we have survived, resisted? ” – asked the head of state the author of the program, Pavel Zarubin.
“I think that Russia will survive everything, everything will be able to survive and survive. The only question is at what cost, ”Putin replied. He noted that, if you recall the 1990s, “it would be very difficult.”
Putin assessed the situation with unemployment and inflation in Russia
“In the 1990s, humanitarian aid was sent to us not in connection with technological disasters or some natural phenomena, but as the poorest country in the world so that we would not die of hunger. This is what we got, here we are, ”Putin said. He added that without external loans in Russia it was impossible to pay salaries. “And they didn’t pay for months, and then for six months they didn’t even pay the military.”