Vladimir Putin Quotes

“No one should be allowed to violently trample on the law.”-Vladimir Putin


“My parents told me that children were taken from their families in 1941, and my mother had a child taken from her – with the goal of saving him.”-Vladimir Putin


“The more intermediaries there are, the more problems there are.”-Vladimir Putin


“Radicals can be found in any environment.”-Vladimir Putin


“If the nation is not capable of preserving itself and reproducing, if it loses it vital bearings and ideals, then it doesn’t need foreign enemies – it will fall apart on its own.”-Vladimir Putin



“President Obama hasn’t been elected by the American people in order to be pleasant to Russia.”-Vladimir Putin


“If you want my personal attitude, I would tell you that I don’t care about a person’s sexual orientation.”-Vladimir Putin



“Anyone who doesn’t regret the passing of the Soviet Union has no heart. Anyone who wants it restored has no brains.”-Vladimir Putin



“It’s alarming that military intervention in internal conflicts in foreign countries has become commonplace for the United States.”-Vladimir Putin


“There are both things in international law: the principle of territorial integrity and right to self-determination.”-Vladimir Putin


“We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.”-Vladimir Putin



“Nobody and nothing will stop Russia on the road to strengthening democracy and ensuring human rights and freedoms.”-Vladimir Putin


“I have a very positive attitude to anyone who is protecting the environment, but it’s inadmissible when people are using it as a means of promoting themselves, using it as a source of self-enrichment. I don’t want to name any specific examples… but often, environmentalism is used to blackmail companies.”-Vladimir Putin


“Indeed, Russia and the U.S. were allies during the two tragic conflicts of the Second and the First World Wars, which allows us to think there’s something objectively bringing us together in difficult times, and I think – I believe – it has to do with geopolitical interests and also has a moral component.”-Vladimir Putin


“I see that not everyone in the West has understood that the Soviet Union has disappeared from the political map of the world and that a new country has emerged with new humanist and ideological principles at the foundation of its existence.”-Vladimir Putin


“Where in the world have you seen construction people who do everything on time, with good quality and at minimal prices? Just give me one country like that. A country like that doesn’t exist in the world, you know. There’s not one such country anywhere in the world.”-Vladimir Putin


“I have never stated Russia is an energy superpower, but we have more reserves than almost anybody else. We have always behaved, and we will continue to behave, in a responsible way. We intend to participate in the elaboration of common rules in the energy sector and to abide by rules which are developed together.”-Vladimir Putin


“The growing economic potential of India and Russia is mutually complementary in many respects.”-Vladimir Putin


“The leaders of the world’s largest economies agreed during the November 2008 G20 summit not to create barriers hindering global trade and capital flows. Russia shares these principles.”-Vladimir Putin


“Libya is divided into tribes and clans.”-Vladimir Putin


“Demographers affirm that choosing to have a second child is already a potential choice in favour of a third.”-Vladimir Putin


“Russia does not and cannot have any political choice but democracy. I want to say, and even stress, that we share those universal democratic principles taken around the whole world.”-Vladimir Putin


“I spend a little time every day to play sports.”-Vladimir Putin


“The Russian people have their own cultural code, their own tradition.”-Vladimir Putin


“If there are people who act outside the law, then the state must use legal means to impose law in the interests of majority. That’s the way it’s done in the U.S., and that’s the way it’s done in Russia.”-Vladimir Putin


“McCain fought in Vietnam – I think that he has enough civilian blood on his hands.”-Vladimir Putin


“U.S. society doesn’t want to play the role of international policeman.”-Vladimir Putin


“As far as oligarchs who acquire sports team abroad, and invest money abroad, I wouldn’t treat this phenomenon as something bad.”-Vladimir Putin


“Protest actions and propaganda are two slightly different things.”-Vladimir Putin


“The state security bodies should not be seen as an institution that works against society and the state; one needs to understand what makes them work against their own people.”-Vladimir Putin


“For Russia, there is not and there may not be another political option but democracy. However, Russian democracy is… not at all the realization of standards imposed on us from outside.”-Vladimir Putin


“How can a bureaucrat or a politician be trusted if he says loud words for the sake of Russia’s good while trying to take his funds, his money abroad?”-Vladimir Putin


“I believe the U.S. already understands and will understand more and more that only a strong Russia will respond to the genuine interests of the United States.”-Vladimir Putin


“Political activities in Russia should be as transparent as possible. Financing political activities from abroad is something the state should keep an eye on.”-Vladimir Putin


“The path towards a free society has not been simple. There are tragic and glorious pages in our history.”-Vladimir Putin


“The democratic choice Russian people made in the early 90’s is final.”-Vladimir Putin


“What is a uni-polar world? No matter how we beautify this term, it means one single centre of power, one single centre of force and one single master.”-Vladimir Putin



“My working and personal relationship with President Obama is marked by growing trust. I appreciate this.”-Vladimir Putin


“Russia does not want confrontation of any kind. And we will not take part in any kind of ‘holy alliance.'”-Vladimir Putin


“I am convinced that the norm in Russia should become a family with three children.”-Vladimir Putin



“At a certain point, we saw the police cracking down on the Occupy Wall Street activists. I won’t call the actions of police appropriate or inappropriate.”-Vladimir Putin


“Despite all the achievements of civilisation, the human being is still one of the most vulnerable creatures on earth.”-Vladimir Putin


“Economic activity is moving from the Atlantic ocean to the Pacific ocean… Russia has a certain natural advantage because it also borders the Pacific Ocean.”-Vladimir Putin


“I would prefer to abandon the terminology of the past. ‘Superpower’ is something which we used during the cold war time. Why use it now?”-Vladimir Putin


“We don’t need a weakened government but a strong government that would take responsibility for the rights of the individual and care for the society as a whole.”-Vladimir Putin


“Between major countries, there certainly always are some common ground and points of tension.”-Vladimir Putin



“Thieves must sit in prison.”-Vladimir Putin



“Russia is opposed to the proliferation of mass destruction weapons, including nuclear weapons, and in this context we call upon our Iranian friends to abandon the uranium enrichment programme.”-Vladimir Putin



“Cromwell is just as much of a bloody dictator as was Stalin.”-Vladimir Putin



“What is a Rechtsstaat? It is obedience to the existing law.”-Vladimir Putin



“Few people understand the magnitude of the catastrophe that happened late in the 1980s when the Communist Party had failed to modernize the Soviet Union.”-Vladimir Putin



“You need to put drones under control; you need to lay out certain rules of engagement in order to prevent or minimize collateral casualties. It is extremely important.”-Vladimir Putin



“No references to the need to fight terror can be an argument for restricting human rights.”
-Vladimir Putin


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