Putin said that Russia is a democratic country

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Russia as a democratic and sovereign country has its own advantages and disadvantages, according to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

«No matter how hard to demonize Russia, Russia is a democratic country. And the sovereign. This is related to some problems, but this is a big advantage,» Putin said in an interview with the Director Oliver stone, shown on the American channel Showtime.

«Countries that can use their sovereignty, you can count on the hands. And many countries are saddled with so-called allied obligations. In fact, they’re on their own initiative had limited their own sovereignty,» — said the Russian leader.

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