At a meeting with editors of Russian media, President Vladimir Putin spoke about the fate of Donbass, commented on the uncoordinated protests, expressed confidence that Russia is on a “development march”, and praised the progress in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Read more about the statements of the head of state in the material of RIA Novosti.
As Putin noted, when deciding on the fate of Donbass, one should think about the consequences.
“You understand, of course, before my eyes there are some people who were injured and mutilated, especially children, in the Donbass.
But on ours with you – I speak with you and me, because you are the fourth estate – we have a huge responsibility for Russia as a whole on our shoulders, ”the president said at a meeting, footage of which was shown on the Russia 24 TV channel.
At the same time, Putin assured that Russia will not abandon Donbass “no matter what”.
About uncoordinated protest actions
The opponents of Russia took advantage of the situation of accumulated irritation and discontent of the people and it was at this moment that they used Alexei Navalny in their interests, the head of state said.
He noted that Russia’s opponents have long been using ambitious and power-hungry people for their own purposes.
“From time immemorial, this has always been, since the time of the king of the peas, in our modern history, in a more distant one, during the preparation and conduct of the First World War,” Putin said.
According to the president, he does not see anything new in this situation. “There is a lot of ambition, a lot of energy, a desire to earn more money, to break through to power … And all this is simply used in the most active way,” he added.
Speaking about illegal protests, Putin noted that the situation with Navalny “is being used right now, precisely when people in all countries of the world, including us, get tired, accumulated irritation, and discontent arises, including conditions in which they live, the level of their income. ”
The President admitted that now “life has become worse for a person.” “Say what you like: a pandemic, not a pandemic, it’s worse to live … Who is to blame? Bosses. Well, this is the share of the bosses, there’s nothing you can do about it …
And, of course, they are trying to use this in Europe, in other countries, and in the States themselves. The opposing forces are taking advantage of this situation. And we are also trying to take advantage of this. And they took advantage! Well, of course, but of course! This is what counts, ”the head of state added.
How power should work
According to Putin, there are many problems in the country, irritation is accumulating, but one should not try to “pour” money into it, but be patient and work rhythmically. Putin stressed that it is necessary to act “not sporadically, but proceeding from common sense and economic expediency.”
“It is not by chance that we have developed a whole system of modern ways of developing various sectors of the economy and social sphere and the living spaces in which we live, including cities – large and small. Gradually, gradually we will do everything. We do it.
It is clear, you understand, people look, evaluate more accurately, their lives not by what happened yesterday or ten years ago, but by what they want it to be tomorrow. There is no getting away from this. The authorities should understand this, and understanding this, of course, accelerate the pace of development. We will do this within the framework of national projects, ”the president said.
According to Putin, Russia has not yet reached its peak and is “on the march of development.”
As the president noted, “every nation, like every person, has its own destiny.” “I believe in passionarity, in the theory of passionarity. This is, in fact, as in nature, society – there is a development, a peak, a damping. Russia has not reached its peak. We are on the march, on the march of development, ”he said, recalling that the country went through difficult trials in the 1990s and early 2000s.
According to Putin, the “core of the future” of Russia is “a sense of patriotism, love for the Motherland, Fatherland.
Because if you do not love your fatherland, treat it with disdain, disdain, do not care about your history, your old people, in whom we are reflected in reality, to disparage them and their achievements, it means not to believe in the future either. And I am absolutely convinced of this, it exists, ”he said.
The President expressed confidence that the Russians are a fairly young nation. “We have an endless genetic code. It is based on the mixing of bloods, if so in a simple way, in a popular way, ”Putin added.
On containing Russia and the risk of shutting down foreign Internet resources
Russia’s accomplishments in various areas irritate other countries, which is where the containment policy comes from, Putin said.
“We have many achievements. This is already starting to annoy. From here comes the policy of containment. Including in the economy, KOCOM lists (from KOCOM – the Coordination Council for Export Control, an international organization for export control in the USSR – ed.) No one canceled the lists, they functioned in practice. Even in the 90s. Nobody canceled these restrictions. Just as we got on our feet and stabilized the situation in the Caucasus, we began to pay more and more attention to this, ”the head of state said.
The policy of containment, according to the president, began to be carried out immediately after Russia began to “get on its feet.” “It was then, little by little, little by little, more and more. And the stronger we got, the stronger this containment policy is being pursued, ”he added.
The President admitted the possibility of shutting down foreign Internet services in case of hostile actions against Russia, while he assured that no one would artificially create problems for Russian users, but a reaction to overt attacks would follow.
“For example, I have no desire to screw and twist something artificially. But when already some hostile actions are carried out, then I do not exclude this. Hostile actions against our country are unacceptable, ”Putin said.
He recalled that Russia has Yandex and other tools, “Sberbank is developing” very well “and in some areas of its” cloud “activities is already in some way ahead of foreign services.
“We have good prospects. Yes, we will do this, but we will not do anything artificially that would create problems for our citizens and users. Simply because we do not like them or because they wrote something bad about some bosses, ”the president said.
He stressed that Russia would react to any “open” attacks from outside. “I hope that they will also understand this as they lose their monopoly on the market,” the head of state added.
On successes in the fight against COVID-19
The expectation that Russia would not be able to do anything about the coronavirus pandemic “proceeded from the fact that we are worthless and there is no way to call us,” but Russia, due to mobilization, coped better than other countries, Putin said.
He pointed out that the most objective indicator is the number of cases per hundred thousand of the population.
“We have 12 people, there are still 45. We have started to produce PPE (personal protective equipment – ed.) 20 times more than at the beginning of the epidemic. 20 times. The mobilization of the entire health care system, the mobilization of industry was simply incomparably higher than in European countries and the States. There is just such a collapse there, ”the head of state said.
At the same time, he noted that in Russia in the field of healthcare “there are also enough problems.” “I know about these problems, I know how people were lying in hospitals in the corridors,” the president added.
About resource export
Proposals to sell grain or oil domestically at world prices are unjustified, when prices rise, exporters do not suffer losses, we are talking about a lost excess profit, said Vladimir Putin.
“We have the same thing with oil. The prices on the world market have risen, the oilmen tell me: “We must sell internally at the same prices, because we have losses.” What are the losses? Lost excess profit – yes, what does the loss have to do with it? The same goes for grain, ”the president said.
The head of state also criticized subsidizing grain exports against the backdrop of rising world prices.
“If we occupy a certain niche in the world market and prices for the same grain grow there, we know what is inside our country, how bakery products are consumed, while we continue to subsidize exports! Do you understand, yes? Okay, prices have gone up. But why subsidize? ” – asked Putin.
At the same time, the head of state noted that Russia had made an obvious breakthrough in the agricultural sector, including thanks to the state’s support, which they continued to provide even against the background of statements that “all this is in vain” and will go “into a black hole.”
“We are proud of our farmers, they have achieved outstanding results. First of all, thanks to their work – the people who work in the fields, farms and processing plants, thanks, I would say, to the courage of the organizers of production, the business that invests, their talent, the ability to organize work, ”he said.
At the same time, Putin urged not to forget about the state’s contribution to the development of this area. He mentioned that this was done, among other things, thanks to support from the state – these are benefits, loans, support for farmers in adverse weather conditions, export subsidies and a whole set of support measures for fertilizers, transport, fuel and lubricants.
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