SOCHI, January 12. Russia will develop the institutions of democracy, but in this area may not be the same plates for different countries. This was stated by the President Vladimir Putin, commenting in an interview with German newspaper Bild criticism regarding democracy and human rights in Russia.
Putin: Russia does not need dictators and equitable principles of organization of the state
“We learned the inoculation of sole control by one political force ‒ the Communist party, the CPSU. So, of course, we have long since made their choice and will develop the institutions of democracy within the country”, – said the President of the Russian Federation. In this regard, he recalled the return of direct elections for governors in Russia, and the availability 77 of parties that can participate in the parliamentary elections.
“We are developing and will further develop the instruments of direct democracy, having in mind the different social organization – continued Putin. – But may not be the same cliché in the area of democracy ‒ American, European ‒ German, Russian, Indian”.
As one example, a variety of approaches in this sphere the Russian leader has led the country with a leading role of Parliament. “I always say: how long have You been President. But in the parliamentary system of the first person ‒ the Prime Minister ‒ without any restrictions on the number of times may lead the government”, – said Putin.
Also the Russian head of state reminded US, in history where there were two cases when the President was elected by a greater number of electors, which was a smaller number of voters. “It’s no democracy that? No, of course not,” – stated Putin. “But this is not the only and not the main problem. I was told one of the European leaders: in the States it is impossible to go to presidential elections, not having several billion dollars”, – said the Russian leader.
In General, Putin stressed that “democracy is people power and influence of people in power.” “I guess we have a lot more problems so that people feel that they have an actual influence on the government, and government responds to their demands. We will work to improve our tools”, said the President of the Russian Federation.