MOSCOW, October 29. Yevgeny Primakov had always faithfully served his country, defended its national interests. This is stated in the statement of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin addressed to the participants of the “Primakov’s readings”.
“I sincerely support your idea of holding readings in memory of Evgeny Primakov and am convinced that they will find their traditions, will be a notable event in the social, scientific, cultural life of the country, – is spoken in the address which was read by the Plenipotentiary representative of RF President in the Federation Council Artur Ants. Yevgeny Maksimovich Primakov was an outstanding statesman, talented scientist, politician, diplomat. His professionalism, managerial experience, wide horizons were invariably sought after for the most difficult and responsible areas of work”.
“Tasks which were Yevgeny Primakov, consistent with the scale of his personality, – said the head of state. – Yevgeny Primakov had always faithfully served his country, defended its national interests and rightly enjoyed great, well-deserved reputation both in Russia and far beyond its borders”.
Vladimir Putin is convinced that the current reading “will be the beginning of a deep and comprehensive study of the rich scientific, artistic and humanitarian heritage of Yevgeny Primakov, which today is highly modern and relevant”.