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Medvedev came to Valdai

September 15 2009

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met in Moscow with a large group of participants of the International Discussion Club Valdai - political scientists and analysts specializing in Russian themes. By tradition, the meeting with Russian president concludes the regular session of the club.

Medvedev came to Red Square on the car and walked to the Place of Skulls to the GUM in the showroom of which there is a meeting.

The President said that he had begun to form his plan for the development of the country during his campaign. As for his (prezidenta.. - Ed.) Speech at the international conference "Modern State and Global Security" in Yaroslavl, it is, as explained by Dmitry Medvedev, "a piece of strategy."

"The conference, which took place yesterday - is the first experience. We have our own" Davos "- in St. Petersburg, Sochi forum will be held in the near future. But we did not have a political platform," - said Medvedev.

According to Medvedev, "the forum turned out good." "If this will turn Russia into a political forum such as the pretty town of Yaroslavl, then it is good" - said the head of state.

Touched Dmitry Medvedev and his article "Russia!" Published last week in the Russian media.

Russian President explained that the article should be regarded as a synopsis of future messages to the Federal Assembly. "Indeed, this practice was not yet in the history of modern Russia. I have written, in fact, synopsis of his message to the Federal Assembly. I have outlined the theses that I will say in advance" - the president said, noting that in the article, he called for cooperation "of all those who agree with the line of the current government, and those who opposes it," expressing hope that "such ideas will continue in a large number of reviews that have already started to arrive in the government and the presidential administration." "But the article - is, of course, the overall frame, is an invitation to debate, it's an emotional thing, which, in my opinion, should catch. The message - it is a more conservative document. The message should be not only issues on which we have many problems but the answers to them, "- said Medvedev.

Dmitry Medvedev believes that Russia is now for it's time for more decisive steps to change the social and economic spheres. "Yes, the goal is indeed very ambitious. But unambitious goals do not work, so we try to formulate exactly ambitious goals," - said the head of state.

Dmitry Medvedev believes that "in the 90 years we have been to realize that began by another state, and simply survive. The current decade has been spent on it to create a stable state, which would be effective, which, though not everything , "Medvedev said. To date, according to Dmitry Medvedev, we have a "semi-Soviet social system, which has absorbed all the shortcomings of the Soviet system and the difficulties of modern life." Therefore, "the time has come for more decisive initiatives." "We have to deal with changes in the pension system, health systems, rather than to mimic these changes. Imitations should be no" - the president said.

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