President Putin announced the time of self-determination for Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin recorded a video message dedicated to the opening of the Academy of Creative Industries in the Tavrida art cluster. The transcript was published on the official website of the Kremlin.
Putin said that Russia has great respect for the heritage of world culture. According to him, it is impossible to imagine that the country would try to “cancel” it. But now it is “time for self-determination” for Russia, he said.
But, looking at what is happening in the world, we understand more and more clearly: we do not need guidelines or standards, crudely imposed from the outside, which suppress any originality and originality of development. For us, now, in fact, is the time of self-determination, the struggle for the right to be ourselves
The President noted that the desire for self-determination is manifested in Russian culture, creative search and thought. He called for a careful, respectful attitude to one’s roots and origins, as well as to preserve in their own forms and genres “the unique sound that has always distinguished Russian culture”, a special value message that testifies to the most important spiritual and moral foundations.
Putin also spoke about Western attempts to abolish Russian culture and stressed that in this way the states punish themselves. In his opinion, countries, culture and art should unite people. The sphere of culture found itself at the epicenter of geopolitical confrontation.
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Earlier, the president reported that a “cancellation culture” is flourishing in the West, ostracism is thriving, and facts that do not fit into their templates are hushed up. He also stated that there is no place in Russia for ethnic intolerance.
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