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" Above all, such sports as judo, in my view, teach people to relate to each other. They teach us to respect a partner, teach us to understand that an externally weak partner can not only put up worthy resistance, but, if you relax and take too much for granted, may even win. "
" A considerable share of the world's population still cannot afford comfortable housing, education and quality health care. "
" A figure who receives money from abroad for his political work, and thus serves some foreign interest, cannot be a politician in Russia. "
" All attempts to appease the Nazis between 1934 and 1939 through various agreements and pacts were morally unacceptable and politically senseless, harmful and dangerous. "
" Anyone who doesn't regret the passing of the Soviet Union has no heart. Anyone who wants it restored has no brains. "
" Any people has a right to self-determination, and now in Europe the process of diluting national sovereignty in the framework of a united Europe is more accepted. "
" As far as oligarchs who acquire sports team abroad, and invest money abroad, I wouldn't treat this phenomenon as something bad. "
" At a certain point, we saw the police cracking down on the Occupy Wall Street activists. I won't call the actions of police appropriate or inappropriate. "
" At last, Russia has returned to the world arena as a strong state - a country that others heed and that can stand up for itself. "
" At least in Russia, you cannot just go and tap into someone's phone conversation without a warrant issued by court. That's more or less the way a civilized society should go about fighting terrorism. "
" Back in the mid-18th century, in 1745-1747, Ossetia was the first to become part of the Russian Empire. At that time, it was a united entity; North and South Ossetia were one state. "
" Between major countries, there certainly always are some common ground and points of tension. "
" Chechnya is part and parcel of the Russian Federation. "
" China has created very good investment tools, including an entire network of very large funds. The Russian Private Investment Fund works with some of those funds, with China's largest investment funds. "
" China is a great country with a great culture, populated by fascinating, industrious and talented people. "
" Construction of the first gas pipeline system was started during the 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, and for all those years, from the 1960s until this day, Russia has been fulfilling its contract obligations in a very consistent and reliable way, regardless of the political situation. "
" Cromwell is just as much of a bloody dictator as was Stalin. "
" Demographers affirm that choosing to have a second child is already a potential choice in favour of a third. "
" Despite all the achievements of civilisation, the human being is still one of the most vulnerable creatures on earth. "
" Economic activity is moving from the Atlantic ocean to the Pacific ocean... Russia has a certain natural advantage because it also borders the Pacific Ocean. "
" Europeans are really dying out! "
" Even during the years of the Cold War, the intense confrontation between the Soviet Union and the United States, we always avoided any direct clash between our civilians and, most certainly, between our military. "
" Everything will probably never be OK. But we have to try for it. "
" Few people understand the magnitude of the catastrophe that happened late in the 1980s when the Communist Party had failed to modernize the Soviet Union. "
" For Russia, there is not and there may not be another political option but democracy. However, Russian democracy is... not at all the realization of standards imposed on us from outside. "
" History proves that all dictatorships, all authoritarian forms of government are transient. Only democratic systems are not transient. Whatever the shortcomings, mankind has not devised anything superior. "
" How can a bureaucrat or a politician be trusted if he says loud words for the sake of Russia's good while trying to take his funds, his money abroad? "
" How does one control weight? By not overeating. How does one stay in shape? One plays sports. There are no magic pills here. "
" I am convinced that the norm in Russia should become a family with three children. "
" I am never guided by a possible assessment of my work. "
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