Russia needs a decade of sustainable development, without experiments based on often unjustified liberalism, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said in his annual address to parliament on Wednesday.
"The country needs a decade of sustainable and calm development," he said.
"Modernization - or in other words, consistent and quality development - is above all investment in a person, in his or her talents and abilities, in creating conditions for personal development and initiative, and in a better quality of life," Putin said.
The premier said this was the prerequisite for rapid economic growth and technological breakthroughs.
MOSCOW, April 20 (RIA Novosti)