VGTRK showed a recording of an interview with President Vladimir Putin in September last year. According to Interfax, the recording was broadcast for the first time.
In an interview, the head of state said that Russia would develop on the basis of modern technologies that are already changing the world. Without the latest scientific and technological achievements, it’s impossible to “secure the future of our civilization.”
“Russia is not just a country, it is really a separate civilization,” Putin said.
He urged to follow the achievements of other countries and study, but also not to forget that the Russian Federation has a "very good own base." Otherwise, the country would never have high-tech weapons that have no analogues in the world, Putin explained.