I would like to share with you here the full speech of President Vladimir Putin, which he delivered on 18.03. 2022 in the Grand Sports Arena of the Luzhniki Olympic Complex (or the vast Luzhniki stadium), where the final of the 2018 World Cup for men and Manchester United’s defeat against Chelsea in the final of the Champions League in 2008 took place.
It was there that Vladimir Putin unexpectedly performed at a concert in Luzhniki to mark the eighth anniversary of Crimea’s reunification with Russia. The participation of the head of state in this event had not been officially announced, so it came as a surprise to thousands of his guests.
He opened his speech with the proclamation of the unity of the Russian people that has a common future based on the first lines of the constitutional text, where every word is filled with deep meaning.
United by a common destiny
During the live broadcast, the President’s speech was interrupted by a technical glitch.
Here is a full version of his speech.