Putin: Russia for 20 years was the other

For 20 years, Russia has changed the situation, the country has become almost another, said the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in interview to TV channel “Russia 1”.

He recalled that 20 years ago it was hard for everyone, “the country stood at a very dangerous level possible collapse or collapse.”

“the Economy is in dire Straits, unemployment is high, 40 percent of citizens lived below the poverty line, inflation measured in tens and even hundreds of percent,” Putin said.

“it Was very hard, and people were very hard, and now is not easy, but such a situation, even when the military were not paid, pensions were detained for months, salaries were not paid for years – now, too, there are failures, but no such scale”, — said the head of state.

“still, we have not only the situation has changed, the country has virtually become the other”, he added.

the Premiere of the documentary Paul Zarubin “Russia. The Kremlin. Putin” will be held on Sunday, 21 June at 22:00 on TV channel “Russia 1”.