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By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

A policy of expansionism and conquest has no future in the modern world.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Frankly speaking, we all know that provoking military and political instability, regional, and other conflicts is a helpful means of distracting the public from growing domestic social and economic problems in certain countries. Such attempts cannot be ruled out, unfortunately.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Mohammed bin Salman is deputy Crown Prince, but this is not so important. He is a very active statesman, we have really warm relations. This is a person who knows what he wants and can achieve his goals. At the same time I consider him to be a reliable partner with whom one can negotiate and be sure that agreements with him will be implemented.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Vladimir Putin

There is also a huge potential for developing the aviation and space industries. As you might have noticed we have launched a new Russian spaceport in one of the Far Eastern regions.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Vladimir Putin

We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord's blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Back in 2007, many people criticized me for my talk at the Munich Security Conference. But what did I say there? I merely pointed out that the former NATO Secretary General Manfred Wörner had guaranteed that NATO would not expand eastwards after the fall of the Wall.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

As for these 60 years, and in general more than a hundred years, we have had different periods in relations and there have been tragic pages in our history, but since 1956 when we restored diplomatic relations, regrettably, we have not had a foundation on which to build ties that would correspond to our wishes and that are currently required in bilateral cooperation with Japan.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Vladimir Putin

We will keep a close eye on what is happening and wait for the election results and after that we will be ready to work with any Administration given that it wants to work with us.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Vladimir Putin

This terrible tragedy.... the entire international community should unite in the struggle against terrorism this is a blatant challenge to humanity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

I am the wealthiest man, not just in Europe, but in the whole world. I collect emotions.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

However, personally, I see this as not having the right to abuse this trust [among the citizens of Russia and Japan], and any decision we reach should correspond to the national interests of the Russian Federation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

European and American values do not fully coincide.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Vladimir Putin

[Yasuhiro] Yamashita is a respected judo master not only in Japan but across the world. To me, he is an example of an outstanding athlete and a very good man.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

In the referendum - which was still decided to take place by the Crimea's old parliament - the majority of citizens voted for belonging to Russia. This is democracy, the people's will.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Russia itself is a European country, and not just because our major political and economic centres are in Europe, but because Russian culture is primarily European culture.

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

The US tactical nuclear weapons are in Europe, let us not forget this. Does it mean that the US has occupied Germany or that the US never stopped the occupation after World War II and only transformed the occupation troops into the NATO forces?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

One must not allow oneself to skid down to isolationism and unbridled economic egoism. ... The second possible mistake would be excessive interference into the economic life of the country. And the absolute faith into the all-mightiness of the state.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

President Obama and I can meet, shake hands and discuss current issues, we - and I am personally - are always ready for such contacts.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Each country has its own particular features, its own traditions that find their reflection today and will find it in future. There are such traditions in Russia but it is not a question of a strong figure, although a strong figure is needed in power, it is a question of what is implied by this term. It is one thing if it is a person with dictatorial tendencies. But if it is a fair leader, who acts within the law and in the interests of a vast majority of society, who acts coherently and is guided by principles, it is a completely different matter.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Russia doesn't negotiate with terrorists. It destroys them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

I did not criticize the Central Bank's position.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

It is simply that we treat Japanese history, the history of the Japanese people and its unique culture with greater respect and interest. This generates enormous interest in Russia!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

It is only up to the Syrian people living in Syria to determine who, how and based on what principles should rule their country, and any external advice would be absolutely inappropriate, harmful and against international law.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

I only had a telephone conversation with [Donald Trump], whereas [Shinzō ] Abe met with him in person.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

At no time in the past, now or in the future has or will Russia take any part in actions aimed at overthrowing the legitimate government. I'm talking about something else right now - when someone does this, the outcome is very negative. Libya's state is disintegrated, Iraq's territory is flooded with terrorists, it looks like the scenario will be the same for Syria, and you know what the situation is in Afghanistan.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

It was at a certain stage (you might have forgotten, haven't you?) that the United States actively collaborated with Saddam when he was at war with Iran: weapons were supplied, diplomatic and political support was provided and so on. Then the US fell out with him for some reason and decided to do away with him.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Fifteen percent of Russia badly polluted.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

My job is not only to give medals, you know, which certainly is part of my function. First and foremost, though, my job is about ensuring success of the work in various spheres. It is a kind of day-to-day spadework.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Protest actions and propaganda are two slightly different things.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Russia will not soon become, if it ever becomes, a second copy of the United States or England - where liberal value have deep historic roots.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

I read papers, try to watch news programs on television, but, as a rule, recorded. During the day I have no time for that, so I watch something taped. As for the newspapers, I try to get through them every day. Additionally, of course, I look through news bulletins.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

If Russia's interests and security are threatened, Russia will resist. Everyone needs to know that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

As for the President-elect [Donald Trump], he has his own views on things, and this is also fairly natural.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Vladimir Putin

We in Russia have always considered Russians and Ukrainians to be one people. I still think so.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Vladimir Putin

We are marking the anniversary of the Arctic convoys.We really do consider members of the Arctic convoy to be heroes. This is true. I am not saying this as a fashion of speech.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Admire? No, I have never said that. I still appreciate Angela Merkel as a very professional and open person.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Anyhow, we obviously understand that, being a United States' ally and having a special relationship with it, the UK in its relations with Russian has to make an allowance for the opinion of its partner - the U.S. We take this reality as a given fact, but let me underscore once again that we will be ready to do as much as Britain will be ready to do in order to resume our mutual cooperation. This does not depend on us.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

A very interesting and promising cluster has formed here [in the Russian Far East ], and we would be happy if our potential investors, our counterparts from abroad, first of all those from the Asia-Pacific region, knew more about it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

One has to be insincere and promise something which you cannot fulfill. So you either have to be a fool who does not understand what you are promising, or deliberately be lying.

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 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

As for the criticism we receive, you know, even Mr. [Donald] Trump's team criticize us. For instance, one of the participants or members of his team claimed that Russia was giving money to the Clintons through some funds and that in fact Russia is controlling the Clinton family. This is nonsense.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Vladimir Putin

There are both things in international law: the principle of territorial integrity and right to self-determination.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Yet our interests, the interests of the Russian Federation, include the normalisation of relations with Japan, which is not at the bottom of the agenda. The whole range of what will be proposed for a solution, the entire range of matters related to the normalisation of our relations and what that would bring after normalisation, this is the whole range of issues to be discussed and decided, and those decisions should be of a practical nature.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

I believe that the 21st century economy is an economy of people, not of factories. The intellectual factor has become increasingly important in the economy, which is why we are planning to focus on providing additional opportunities for people to realise their potential.

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 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

Prime Minister [Shinzō Abe] and I have spoken a lot, and we said all the right things, in my opinion, about creating an atmosphere of trust and friendship between our nations and peoples.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Vladimir Putin

In 2000 the then Prime Minister of Japan [Yoshirō Mori] asked me to return to this process, this conversation, these talks, and to do so, incidentally, on the basis of the 1956 declaration. I agreed. Since then we have conducted dialogue in this regard but I cannot say that our Japanese partners and friends have remained within the limits of the 1956 declaration.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Putin

I think that both Russia and other international actors, including those who are more actively engaged in the resolution of the Ukrainian crisis (that is the Federal Republic of Germany and France, the so-called Normandy Quartet, certainly, with close involvement of the United States, and we have intensified our dialogue on this issue), we should all be committed to the full and unconditional implementation of the agreements that were achieved in Minsk. The Minsk Agreements have to be implemented.

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.