The Russian leader, who spoke at the St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum “Forum of United Cultures,” noted that such a dependence does not give them the opportunity to do the main thing they were elected for – to protect the interests of their own countries and peoples.”
“How can one understand that, for example, the United States passes laws that attract large companies and quasi-industries from Europe to their country?” the Russian leader pointed out. “How can one agree with it? And my European colleagues agree, as a rule, but not all of them, he added.
Putin stated that Russia is determined to cooperate with all nations that share its values of peace, mutual respect and are ready to participate in creating a modern multipolar world.
Preservation of the identity of peoples with equal rights and opportunities for all States is the guarantee of successful development of humanity,” the Russian leader claimed.
In addition, Putin stressed that the Forum of United Cultures and the discussions within the framework of this event contribute to the implementation of these goals and attract more and more artists, educators, scientists and entrepreneurs.