Speaking at the inter-regional forum of the popular front, the Russian head of state said that was never a functionary, and was an ordinary member of the party, but paying attention to Communist and socialist ideas.
MOSCOW, 25 Jan. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin, speaking at the inter-regional forum of the popular front, said that still keeps the ticket of the Communist party of the USSR and noted that he still likes Communist ideas.
“I had not been, by necessity, a member of the party. And can’t say that I was quite so convinced Communist, but I, however, treated it very carefully. And unlike many officials, I was not a functionary, from the party point of view, I was an ordinary member of the party, unlike so many of the functionaries, I didn’t throw the party ticket, not burn it. I don’t want to condemn anyone… But the Communist party collapsed of the Soviet Union, I have a ticket still somewhere out there lies”, — said Putin.
The President noted that he still likes Communist ideas.
“I really liked and still like the ideas of Communist, socialist,” added Putin.