Vladimir Putin congratulated the workers of the agro-industrial complex on their professional holiday - the Day of the Worker of Agriculture and Processing Industry.
Vladimir Putin: Dear friends!
I and your colleagues who are standing here next to me today, we heartily congratulate you on your professional holiday - the Day of the Worker of Agriculture and Processing Industry.
In any country, and in Russia, the work of those who work on the land has always enjoyed, enjoys and is sure to always enjoy special respect.
It is no coincidence that they call you affectionately - breadwinners. In recent years, the agricultural industry has shown unusual growth rates. More recently, it seemed that it was impossible, that this does not happen in Russia - over five years, agricultural production grew by 20 percent.
Agriculture has turned into a high-tech industry, has become one of the locomotives of the movement of the entire Russian economy. Last year alone, a record grain crop was collected - 135 million tons.
Almost every fourth citizen of our country works and lives in the village, therefore, of course, we will always make life in the village richer, more beautiful, more interesting. So that a person can realize his plans, and his intentions, his best qualities and his talents in his native land.
We will do everything in order to develop medicine, roads, and education.
Here, of course, there is still very, very much to be done, but together with you we will certainly move on, we will only go forward. I am sure that thanks to your talents we will succeed in this.
I want to sincerely wish you all the best. I wish you success, happiness and prosperity to you and your loved ones.