Putin declined to evaluate Gorbachev and Yeltsin

Polypropolene Vladimir Putin spoke on privatization and the attitude of the oligarchs

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he did not consider himself entitled to assess the performance of its predecessor, Boris Yeltsin, and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. He told this in an interview with the Director Oliver stone, the first of which was released on Showtime on Monday, June 12.

“I am not authorised to give any serious assessment of the activities of neither Gorbachev, nor Yeltsin,” — said Putin.

According to the President of Russia, Gorbachev’s merit in the fact that he felt the need of change and tried to change the system itself. However, the problem was that the system “itself was worthless.”

Nobody knew what to do to change the situation in the country, so then leaders “and brought to collapse”, said Putin.

Touching the person of Boris Yeltsin, Putin noted that Russia’s first President never shied away from responsibility and it was one of his strengths. “But, but what you said (problem with alcohol — approx. “Of the tape.ru”) — Yes, to be honest, it was also” — he admitted.

The current Russian leader noted that he did not know why Yeltsin stopped it his choice as a successor.

Mikhail Gorbachev became the last General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist party (1985-1991) and the first and only President of the USSR (1990-1991). Boris Yeltsin led the country from 1991 to 1999. 31 December 1999, at 12 o’clock Moscow time, Yeltsin announced his resignation from the post of President. The acting was appointed Chairman of the government Vladimir Putin.

The premiere of the film “Interview with Putin” (The Moscow Interviews), dedicated to the President of Russia, took place on Showtime June 12. In Russia, the picture will show the First channel. The film, in which four of the series, will be broadcast from 19 to 22 June.