Vladimir Putin

China is a great country with a great culture, populated by fascinating, industrious and talented people.
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At least in Russia, you cannot just go and tap into someone's phone conversation without a warrant issued by court. That's more or less the way a civilized society should go about fighting terrorism.
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The United States has overstepped its borders in all spheres - economic, political and humanitarian - and has imposed itself on other states.
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Russia needs a strong state power and must have it. But I am not calling for totalitarianism.
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It is necessary to suppress any extremist actions, on all sides, regardless of their origin.
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The Eurasian union is a project meant to preserve the identities of nations and the historic Eurasian community in the new century, in a new world.
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The whole world recognizes Russia's cultural achievements. It is impossible to imagine the world culture without Russian culture, without our music and literature.
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One can truly enjoy his or her life only while experiencing it, and it is inevitably related to a certain level of risk.
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I am not prejudiced in any way.
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At last, Russia has returned to the world arena as a strong state - a country that others heed and that can stand up for itself.
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In accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the issues of foreign policy and defense are fully in the hands of the president.
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The Russian people and Russian culture are the linchpin, the glue that binds together this unique civilization.
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Our society, including the liberals, must understand that there must be order.
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No references to the need to fight terror can be an argument for restricting human rights.
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I was brought up in a very ordinary family, in fact, a worker's family. Both my father and mother were ordinary citizens.
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You need to put drones under control; you need to lay out certain rules of engagement in order to prevent or minimize collateral casualties. It is extremely important.
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I would like to draw your attention to the fact that in Russia, unlike in one third of the world's countries, being gay is not a crime.
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A considerable share of the world's population still cannot afford comfortable housing, education and quality health care.
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Few people understand the magnitude of the catastrophe that happened late in the 1980s when the Communist Party had failed to modernize the Soviet Union.
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What is a Rechtsstaat? It is obedience to the existing law.
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