Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu urged to avoid a repetition of the difficult political and economic situation in Russia in the 90s of the XX century. On Thursday, August 12, reports RIA News…
“God grant that this will not happen again. We live and work for this, ”the head of the Defense Ministry said.
This was the politician’s answer to the question about the reasons for the decision to head the list of United Russia in the upcoming elections to the State Duma. He recalled that he was doing the same just in the 90s.
Shoigu noted that the country has changed a lot since that time, and therefore, in comparison with the 90s, the responsibility for both what has already been done and for the high-quality implementation of upcoming plans has multiplied.
“In addition to what we want to do, we are responsible for what has already been done,” Shoigu said.
In the elections to the State Duma of the third convocation, which took place on December 19, 1999, Sergei Shoigu, who was then the head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, headed the top three of the Unity movement, which a few years later, together with the Fatherland bloc, which competed with him during that campaign, – All Russia was transformed into the United Russia party.