Putin: the winner of the elections of 2018 to do RF flexible and competitive

SOCHI, October 19. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that the winner of the presidential election in 2018 will have to make the country a flexible and highly competitive.

“We should make Russia a very flexible and extremely competitive,” he said at a meeting of the international discussion club “Valdai”. So the head of state answered the question how he sees the mission of the winner of the presidential election in 2018.

“Flexible – from the point of view of economic development looking to the future – from the perspective of the latest technologies, evaluate these possibilities and their applications”, – added the head of state. He noted that we also need to strengthen the defenses, to improve the political system. “This is the most important task”, – summed up the President.