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Putin names ‘bureaucratic corruption’ as biggest threat to Russia’s stability

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December 24, 2017 – FRN – 

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Vesti – translated by Inessa Sinchougova 

Speaking at the congress of “United Russia” President Vladimir Putin made several important statements. 

“Together we created United Russia,” Putin said, “doing this at a very difficult and crucial stage in the life of our state, when for confident development, strengthening of statehood, solving large-scale tasks, a powerful unifying political force was needed. United Russia fulfilled , fulfills and continues to fulfill this task.”

“We all went through a difficult but grandiose path of development, did not deviate from the planned course,” continued the Russian leader, “we were together through the aggression of international terrorism, defended our  independence, independence of Russia, showed solidarity, deciding the fate of the Crimea and Sevastopol.”

Vladimir Putin spoke a lot about the future of Russia and his vision of change that is needed. At the same time, he noted that development plans can be implemented only on condition of nation-wide agreement. And for this, according to the president, it is necessary to respect the established system of values.

“To ensure that our country lives, is renewed, strengthened, has retained its identity, we need a careful attitude to the system of basic values ​​that exists in society: patriotism, mutual understanding, agreement among the peoples of our multinational country, respect for our history, culture, traditions, freedoms, rights and dignity of a person.”

Vladimir Putin noted that the main threat to stability in Russia is bureaucratic corruption and lawlessness. According to him, these social ailments weaken and erode the sustainability of development, public solidarity and stability.

The President noted that it is necessary to expand the mechanisms of democracy in Russia. In particular, to respect the capable opposition, to reveal the great potential of civic activity, which is laid down in the Constitution, to encourage competition, competition of ideas. However, the president paid special attention to the fact that being a responsible oppositionist means having a clear program of positive actions.

After the speech of the president, the floor was taken by the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev . The head of the “United Russia” party said that the party will support Vladimir Putin in the election, despite him running as an independent. 

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