Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, explained who is really ashamed of the country.
As Putin said, only those Russians who do not link their future fate and the fate of their children with our country are ashamed to admit that they are from Russia. According to the head of state, some people say that “they are ashamed of being from Russia.”
“You know, it’s a shame for those who do not link their fate and their lives, the lives and fate of their children with our country. They are not just ashamed, they simply do not want them to have problems in those regions where they want to live and want their children to be brought up and live there, ”Putin said.
He noted that a “thinking person” who connects his fate and the fate of his children with the Russian Federation may be anxious about the events taking place today, but “in his soul, in his heart” he is interested in the growth of the country’s power. It cannot be otherwise for those who want their children to live here, the president added.