Putin called the West, the main beneficiary of the revolution of 1917
The Russian leader reminded that overcoming racial segregation, the development of education and guarantees of human rights, including women’s rights, were a response to calls from the Soviet Union.
Moscow. 19 Oct. INTERFAX.RU — Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that the main benefits from the effects of the Russian revolution of 1917 drew, first of all, the West, whose development was a response to the creation of the Soviet Union.
What I mean? It is not only a geopolitical victory by the end of the so-called cold war. A response to the challenge from the Soviet Union were many of the Western advances of the twentieth century.
The President explained that he meant “raising the standard of living, the formation of a powerful middle class, the reforms of the labour market and the social sphere, development of education and guarantees of human rights, including the rights of minorities and women, the overcoming of racial segregation, which several decades ago was a shameful practice in many countries, including the United States.”
The Russian leader said that the revolution had not only negative, but also positive consequences.
Putin urged to ask: “would it not be to develop not through revolution, but on the evolutionary path, not at the cost of destruction of statehood and ruthless scrapping of millions of human lives, and by gradual movement forward?”.
“However, the social model, ideology is largely utopian, which tried to implement the new state as a powerful incentive for change around the world. It is an obvious fact, it is also necessary to admit it,” Putin said.
He noted that the result was “a serious reassessment of development models, the birth of rivalry and competition.”