Putin: Russians on elections has identified the creative development of the country

Путин: россияне на выборах определили путь созидательного развития страны

Citizens of the Russian Federation determined the outcome of the election campaign and chose the path of constructive development of the country in which strengthens the immune system to populism and demagogy; it is unacceptable that someone, a juggling beautiful words and hiding behind arguments about freedom, insulted other people’s feelings and national traditions, said the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

“It is the citizens determined the outcome of the election campaign, chose the path of constructive development of the country, proved that we live in a healthy, confident in their just demands in society, which strengthens the immune system to populism and demagoguery, and highly valued the importance of mutual support, cohesion and unity”, — said Putin in his annual address to the Federal Assembly.

At the same time, the President said, we are not talking about any kind of dogma or “about a sham, a false unity, especially on coercion to a particular worldview”.

“All of this in our history, as you well know already, and we are not going to go back to the past. But this does not mean that the juggling of beautiful words and hiding behind arguments about freedom, someone you can insult other people’s feelings and national traditions,” Putin said.

He added that “if anyone considers himself to be more advanced, more intelligent, even smarter than yourself believes in something, someone, well, if you are respectful to other people.”

“It’s natural. Of course, I consider it unacceptable and counter-aggressive reaction, especially if it results in vandalism and in violation of the law. Such a state will respond harshly,” — concluded the head of state.

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