Putin called Russia a country of "true liberalism"


No state in the world will be able to develop effectively without certain internal positive mechanisms - freedom of thought and a number of others. This was announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin in the program “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin "TV channel "Russia 1".


If liberalism is considered freedom of thought, freedom of choice, freedom to seek a solution - then, of course, we (in Russia - ed.) Have always had this, is and always will be, thank God

- said the Russian leader.

The head of state drew attention to the fact that some understand by "true liberalism" the copying of socialpolitical, sociallyeconomic and other foundations adopted in some countries. But this, in his opinion, is not the most correct option, since liberalism provides for individuality and aspirations for freedom.

In this connection, let me remind you that Dostoevsky said: "Our liberals are lackeys who are looking for someone to clean their boots." But this is not true liberalism

- clarified the head of the Russian Federation.

Putin added that if Russian modern Slavophiles and Westernizers have one common goal - the development of Russia, and they, despite their differences and contradictions, move in this direction, then together they will surely find common ground with the native people who recognized the positive aspects of the mentioned trends. but they claimed their own independent position. Thus, all three currents could unite for the good of Russia, and not continue disputes and sort out relations that have lasted for several centuries.
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  1. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
    Oleg Rambover (Oleg Pitersky) 14 November 2021 22: 00
    +1
    Something our president is lost in testimony.
    He's a real liberal.
    https://www.rbc.ru/politics/19/01/2014/570416189a794761c0ce5bf4
    Liberalism has outlived its usefulness
    https://www.rbc.ru/politics/27/06/2019/5d15085f9a794762b85bd0c2
    Now liberalism in Russia.
    Is he like a real liberal promoting obsolete liberal ideas in Russia?
  2. Miffer Offline Miffer
    Miffer (Sam Miffers) 14 November 2021 22: 39
    +2
    The black and blue ornamented lapserdak looks very decent and sits beautifully :))
  3. RFR Offline RFR
    RFR (RFR) 15 November 2021 00: 48
    +1
    Yes ... He is right ... Only this should not be proud, but rather grieve ... Let him first look at what Dostoevsky said about liberalism, otherwise he found time to walk around his museum, but it would be better to read him .. ...
    1. silinigo_2 Offline silinigo_2
      silinigo_2 (Igor Silin) 15 November 2021 14: 18
      +1
      Putin - and read?
  4. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 15 November 2021 03: 42
    +3
    One of the characteristic features of Russian liberalism is its terrible contempt for the people. The Russian people will never be forgiven for wanting to be themselves in the world. All progress through schools is supposed to disaccustom the people to be themselves. All features of the people are ridiculed and shamed. They will say that the dark kingdom is ridiculed. But the fact of the matter is that along with the dark kingdom everything that is light is also ridiculed. Here is something bright and disgusting: faith, meekness, submission to the will of God.

    Fedor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
  5. Cyril Offline Cyril
    Cyril (Kirill) 15 November 2021 04: 52
    -3
    The head of state drew attention to the fact that some understand by "true liberalism" the copying of socio-political, socio-economic and other foundations adopted in some countries. But this, in his opinion, is not the most correct option, since liberalism provides for individuality and aspirations for freedom.

    By true liberalism, "some" mean the correspondence of the political regime to the provisions of a particular political trend.

    It so happened that in the Western countries (where, in fact, liberalism appeared), the political system is closest to these provisions. And there is nothing wrong with using someone else's successful experience, and not struggling in search of a "special path of development."

    In this connection, let me remind you that Dostoevsky said: "Our liberals are lackeys who are looking for someone to clean their boots." But this is not true liberalism

    Oh, damn it, Dostoevsky is still a political rascal. Also to me, moral authority.
  6. Breard Offline Breard
    Breard (Serg) 15 November 2021 08: 08
    +4
    Hmm ... Putin is offended, what is it ?! The PEOPLE does not understand him!
    And it seems, according to his own statements, both a democrat and a liberal ... just surrounded himself ... with brothers from the category - "Our liberals are lackeys who are looking for someone to clean their boots."