Putin sees no problem with the oligarchs in Russia

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Archival photoPutin sees no problem with the oligarchs in Russia© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with the American Director Oliver stone, he did not see now problems with the oligarchs in Russia, although 20 years ago was «shocked by the number of crooks in Moscow.»

«I remember when he came to Moscow from St. Petersburg, I was shocked and surprised at how many rogues are here. Moreover, their behavior was so surprising that for a long time I still could not get used to it. These people did not have any restrictions. What is oligarchy? This merging of power and money in order to influence the power to influence decisions to continue enrichment. My task was to divide the money and the power», — said Putin.

«As for oligarchy, I now this as a problem, honestly, I do no not see», — Putin added.

«Now it seems to me that the question of the oligarchy in power is not as acute as it was in the 90s or early 2000-ies. Now we face another, much more difficult task. It is a big difference of income between rich people and people with low incomes. We have a 2000 year below the poverty line lived somewhere around 40 million people. Also a big figure, but it reduced more than twice», — said Putin.

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