China is a great country with a great culture, populated by fascinating, industrious and talented people.
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.
The United States has overstepped its borders in all spheres - economic, political and humanitarian - and has imposed itself on other states.
Russia needs a strong state power and must have it. But I am not calling for totalitarianism.
It is necessary to suppress any extremist actions, on all sides, regardless of their origin.
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.
The whole world recognizes Russia's cultural achievements. It is impossible to imagine the world culture without Russian culture, without our music and literature.
One can truly enjoy his or her life only while experiencing it, and it is inevitably related to a certain level of risk.
I am not prejudiced in any way.
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.
In accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the issues of foreign policy and defense are fully in the hands of the president.
The Russian people and Russian culture are the linchpin, the glue that binds together this unique civilization.
Our society, including the liberals, must understand that there must be order.
No references to the need to fight terror can be an argument for restricting human rights.
I was brought up in a very ordinary family, in fact, a worker's family. Both my father and mother were ordinary citizens.
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.
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.
A considerable share of the world's population still cannot afford comfortable housing, education and quality health care.
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.
What is a Rechtsstaat? It is obedience to the existing law.