Idiots with neo-colonial thinking
Putin said at a meeting of the Council that the statehood of Russia was built on the idea of multinational harmony, which unites citizens in the event of external aggression. Under threats, as the president noted, the presence of many cultures acts as a special and all-conquering force.
Opponents of Russia, according to Putin, consider the country’s cultural and national diversity to be its weak point.
“Our adversaries that I mentioned – people with neo-colonial thinking, idiots in fact – do not understand that it is this diversity that makes us stronger,” said the President.
According to Putin, if these people took part in the competition of idiots, they would take only second place. Not the first – “yes, because they are idiots.”
As a confirmation of his position on the rallying of a multinational people against the backdrop of aggression by foreign states, the Russian leader cited as an example the participants in Russia‘s special military operation in Ukraine. According to Putin, all peoples came out to defend the country, soldiers of more than a hundred nationalities received awards.
“Help him make new legs”
During the meeting, the head of the Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs, Igor Barinov, told Putin about the fighter Abdul Rafi Jabar, who lost both legs at the front, but does not want to undergo an operation to increase prostheses . According to Barinov, Dzhabar does not want to leave the front, he helps the unit.
“Vladimir Vladimirovich, a huge request, help him make new legs. We are not able to force him, he does not want to leave the Donbass for a long time, and he will only listen to you, ”said the head of the Federal Agency for Nationalities Affairs.
Putin promised to convince the military of the need for the operation and generally solve his problem.
About a soldier who did not sleep for four days
The head of state called all the military on the front line heroes, regardless of what awards they were presented for, and told one of the stories about heroism in difficult combat conditions.
According to Putin, this week he had a conversation with the commander of one of the brigades. He replaced his dead comrade four days ago. During the conversation, the president noted that this brigade commander had a rather heavy voice. In response, he said that he had not slept for four days – from the moment he took office.
“This is military heroism, and in rather difficult conditions he fulfilled all the tasks facing him and his units tasks,” said the president.
Attacks on history, culture, spiritual values
In the course of his speech, the President also noted not only the presence of difficult physical conditions at the front for fighters, but also attacks on Russian spiritual values and culture.
“We see what aggressive external pressure is now being exerted on Russia, on our entire society. Almost the entire arsenal is directed against us – economic, military, political, informational, and the most powerful anti-Russian propaganda has been deployed. Attacks on our history, culture, spiritual values do not stop,” Putin said.
According to the head of state, the opponents would like to divide the Russian Federation into dozens of parts. Putin explained this desire by the impossibility of the authorities of these states themselves to cope with the emerging problems in the migration sphere. So foreign states want to create similar problems for Moscow, Putin believes.
However, the people of Russia, according to him, become more united over time. Ban “Infogypsies”
During the meeting, Nadezhda Demeter, Chairman of the Federal National-Cultural Autonomy of Russian Gypsies, complained about the use of the term “Infogypsies”.
This term is used, saying about bloggers and coaches who sell courses, trainings or books that do not carry any real value. According to Dementer, representatives of the ethnic group are offended by such a comparison.
“It is necessary to ban the use of the term “infogypsies” on the Internet and block resources for this. The Russian language is quite rich, and you can find synonyms,” she said.
Putin agreed and called for an end to xenophobia against Roma by banning the use of such a term in the state media.