The primary task facing Russian authorities is the strengthening of the country and not an attempt to justify and to convince foreign observers of the democratic state the political system. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin said in a film interview by American Director Oliver stone, shown on Showtime. The words of the head of state leads TASS on Friday, June 16.
“Do you think our goal is that we need someone to prove something? Our goal is to strengthen their country”, — said Putin.
So he responded to stone’s assertion that the next presidential elections in Russia are unlikely to be recognized by the democratic West, if only the country will not invite international observers and the electoral process will not be “truly transparent”.
A replica of the filmmaker that “this argument [the unwillingness to prove] dangerous, because those who abuse power, always talking about survival,” the Russian leader said that he is not talking about survival and not trying to justify anything.
“The question is not worth it to someone to keep the existing system of government, or to resist, — said Putin. — The question in the growth of the economy, its growth rates, quality of life, increase defense in the regular mode and not in terms of any complications and crises”.
During the meeting with stone, he also said that the United States has always interfered in elections in Russia, particularly aggressive — in 2012. The Russian President said that interference in the electoral process was implemented, including through employees of the U.S. mission in Moscow.
On the night of June 16 broadcast of the American TV channel Showtime has released the fourth part of the film “Interview with Putin” (The Moscow Interviews). In Russia, the picture will show the First channel. Four-part film will be broadcast from 19 to 22 June.