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By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

At some point a few years ago Japan unilaterally stopped those talks and broke off contacts with us. It was not we who broke off contacts with Japan, it was the Japanese side that broke off contacts with us.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Of course, we will work towards that end. Of course, we will work to achieve this result. However, you have just mentioned the 1956 agreement, and one may recall that these negotiations were later terminated, in effect, on Japan's initiative.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Vladimir Putin

We negotiated the construction of a gas pipeline system along the bottom of the Black Sea to Bulgaria. We signed certain treaties of a technical nature, contracts for laying the gas pipeline. And then Bulgaria created such conditions that the project's implementation became impossible, which was obviously against its own national interests. The former Bulgarian leadership was, in fact, aware of that and acknowledged it. But we trusted them when we were launching that project. We sustained losses amounting to millions, several million dollars. We would not want to get into such situations.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Vladimir Putin

We have established the Customs Union and the Eurasian Economic Union not by force, but through a compromise. It was a challenging, complicated, multi-year process based on agreement, compromise and mutually acceptable conditions in the hope of creating for our economies and for our people better competitive advantages in the world markets and in the world as a whole.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Our task was not to conduct a full-fledged military operation there [in Crimea], but it was to ensure people's safety and security and a comfortable environment to express their will. We did that. But it would not have been possible without the Crimeans' own strong resolution.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Vladimir Putin

This gentleman has taken on the very fashionable theme of fighting corruption and I say again: In order to fight corruption you have to be crystal clear yourself. But there are problems here, and in this regard I unfortunately have a suspicion that this is just a way of getting votes and not a genuine desire to solve the problem.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Work is already underway today on creating unique high-precision weapons systems and manoeuvrable combat units that will have an unpredictable flight trajectory for the potential opponent. Along with the means for overcoming anti-missile defences that we already have, these new types of arms will enable us to maintain what is definitely one of the most important guarantees of lasting peace, namely, the strategic balance of forces.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Vladimir Putin

This is a region [ Far East] with a substantially developed transport and railroad infrastructure. In recent years we have been actively developing road connection.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

I guess I can call myself a pragmatist with a conservative perspective. It would be hard for me to explain this, but I always take realities of today, lessons from the distant and recent past into consideration.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

I have criticized it [Europe], but I repeat: we keep 40 percent of our gold and foreign currency reserves in euros, we are not interested in the collapse of the Eurozone, but I do not rule out the possibility of decisions being made that would consolidate a group of countries equal in economic development and this, in my opinion, will lead to a consolidation of the euro. But there can also be some interim decisions in order to keep the present number of members of the Eurozone unchanged.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Russia is a part of European culture. Therefore, it is with difficulty that I imagine NATO as an enemy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Millions around the world increasingly see America not as a model of democracy but as relying solely on brute force.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Vladimir Putin

The sanctions have nothing to do with our relations with China, because our relations with the People's Republic of China are at an unprecedented high both in terms of their level and substance. They are what we call "a comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation".

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Even if states sometimes have problems with each other, arts and sports should not suffer from that. Arts and sports are there to bring the people together - and not to divide them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Russia will always remember the contribution [of King Fahd] in the development of Russian-Saudi relations, which in recent years were raised to a qualitatively higher level.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

How was Kosovo recognized? They forgot about the territorial integrity of a state, as well as UN Security Council Resolution 1244, which they had themselves adopted and supported. Why could it have been done there, but not in Abkhazia and South Ossetia? Why not?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Russia must realise its full potential in high-tech sectors such as modern energy technology, transport and communications, space and aircraft building.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Vladimir Putin

They [leaders in Western Europe] do not misuse financial instruments, financial injections, but, first of all, seek structural change. This is urgent for our economy as well, maybe even more urgent bearing in mind the problem that we cannot yet deal with, namely the prevalence of the oil and gas sector in the Russian Federation and, as a result, dependence on revenue from oil and gas.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

I'm convinced that a person in my position must provide a positive example to people.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Vladimir Putin

This work is either useless or harmful, because there is nothing good about populism. If you wanted to hear my opinion on this issue, that is what I think.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Bike is the most democratic transport vehicle. Bike is the most daring, challenging as it gives its owner the tempting feeling of freedom, that is why one can say without any exaggeration, bike is a symbol of freedom

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Even if we do not always agree on every aspect, nobody should take this as an excuse to declare us as enemies.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

I assure you that interest in Japanese culture in Russia is just as strong as interest in Russian culture in Japan.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

South Korea's investment in Russia has not been smooth, ... Korea had planned to carry out 126 investment projects worth 273 million, but in reality, only 91 projects worth 137 million are under way.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

25 million of Russian people suddenly turned out to be outside the borders of the Russian Federation. They used to live in one state; the Soviet Union has traditionally been called Russia, the Soviet Russia, and it was the great Russia. Then the Soviet Union suddenly fell apart, in fact, overnight, and it turned out that in the former Soviet Union republics there were 25 million Russians. They used to live in one country and suddenly found themselves abroad. Can you imagine how many problems came out?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Sanctions have nothing to do with this [relations with the People's Republic of China]. The decline in our mutual trade has objective causes, which are the energy prices and the exchange rate difference. But the physical volumes have not decreased, quite the opposite actually. They are growing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Berlusconi is being tried because he lives with women. If he was homosexual, no one would have lifted a finger against him.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Vladimir Putin

The Russians have turned out to be the largest divided nation in the world nowadays. Is that not a problem?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

I want to say that Russia is developing along a democratic path, this is without question so. No one should have any doubts about that. The fact that, amidst political rivalry and some other domestic developments, we see things happen here that are typical of other countries, I do not see anything unusual in it. We have rallies, opposition rallies. And people here have the right to express their point of view. However, if people, while expressing their views, break the current legislation, the effective law in place, then of course, the law enforcement agencies try to restore order.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Vladimir Putin

There are many other areas. And I am confident that each of them is of interest to both the people of the United States of America and the Russian people.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

I am very grateful to our people who appreciate my work and for their support, as without that support it would have been impossible to get anything done.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Russia always has been, and I hope always will be, one of the leading international sports countries. Our athletes still produce great results in international competition, set new records and win gold medals. Yes, like any country, we might have experienced certain ups and downs with regard to results, but in no way does this cast any doubt on Russia's status as one of the leading countries in sport.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Vladimir Putin

There is no such thing as a former KGB man.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Only a developed society, for example, only a strong democratic system in modern conditions can create a climate in which any manifestation of terrorism is unacceptable and can also make the state itself stronger.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Vladimir Putin

We are working in other areas [like ALROSA] as well, so there are no radical changes to our position. It is not the case when we have to, as we say, make a lot of fuss about it. In other words, we do not have to be obsessed with privatizing immediately and at any cost.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

I did not criticize the Central Bank's position.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

As for that footage, video footage showing the dead children allegedly killed in the chemical attack, it is horrible. The question is only who did it and what they did, and who is responsible for this. These pictures do not answer the questions I have just posed. There is an opinion that it's a compilation by these very rebels, who are connected with al-Qaida and who were always distinguished by exceptional brutality.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

I go to the gym, I swim daily and from time to time I meet with friends and do extra-curricular stuff.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

The absence of a peace treaty [with Japan] is an anachronism we inherited from the past and it must be removed. However, how to do this is a complicated issue.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Representatives of the American intelligence agencies - and I hope they won't be angry - but they could have been more professional, and the diplomats as well. After they found out that he was flying to us, and that he was flying as a transit passenger, there was pressure from all sides - from the Americans, from the Europeans - instead of just letting him go to a country where they could operate easily.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Japan has joined the sanctions against the Russian Federation. How are we going to further economic relations on a new and much higher basis, at a higher level under the sanctions regime?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

I assume most people trust me, if they vote for me in elections. And it is the most important thing. It places great responsibility on me, immense responsibility. I am grateful to the people for that trust, but I surely feel great responsibility for what I do and for the result of my work.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Vladimir Putin

We are expanding and improving the infrastructure of our relations. You must have heard about China's plans to participate in building a high-speed railway line between Moscow and Kazan in the Volga region, in central Russia. And then we plan to extend it to Kazakhstan and on to China.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Now we characterise Russian-Chinese relations as a strategic partnership, even a special strategic partnership. We have never had such a level of trust with China before. China is our major trade and economic partner among foreign states. We implement joint multi-billion projects. We cooperate not only within the UN Security Council, which is logical, as both China and Russia are permanent members of the UN Security Council, but also within such regional organisations as the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, BRICS, etc.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Vladimir Putin

They act as they please: here and there, they use force against sovereign states, building coalitions based on the principle 'If you are not with us, you are against us.' To make this aggression look legitimate, they force the necessary resolutions from international organizations, and if for some reason this does not work, they simply ignore the UN Security Council and the UN overall.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Russia is the biggest country in the world. It would be very difficult to surround it, and the world is changing so fast that it would basically be impossible, even in theory.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

I believe that the G20 should not interfere [foreign policy], because there are other platforms for that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Terrorists are always a threat to someone. If we'll be scared of them, it means they have won. But that doesn't mean we can have a devil-may-care attitude toward this threat. We must do everything to stop these threats and not give the terrorists a single chance to demonstrate their brutality and hatred of mankind.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Please, accept the most sincere words of sympathy over the natural disaster that affected the United States . I know that hurricane Katrina that hit the US south-western coast led to casualties, left homeless dozens of thousands of US citizens and inflicted a strong damage to the economy of this region. I ask you to convey my condolences to the next of kin of those killed,.