The first time Putin has commented on the anti-corruption rallies

“We have consistently advocated a fight against corruption,” — said Putin, speaking at the Arctic forum. “The problem last time was less, as evidenced by public opinion polls. I think it is wrong when political forces try to use this tool for their promotion, not to improve the situation in the country”, — said Putin, reports .

Putin cited the example of the events of the “Arab spring” and the events in Ukraine. “This led to chaos. All who go beyond the law should be held responsible under Russian legislation”, — he said.