Russian President Putin ended the St. George Speech with a quote from the Russian philosopher Ilyin
Russian President Vladimir Putin finished his speech at the signing ceremony of the treaties on the admission of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DNR and LNR), as well as the Kherson and Zaporizhia regions, to Russia, which was called “George’s Speech”, a quote from Russian philosopher Ivan Ilyin. It was broadcast on Friday, September 30, by the Russia 24 TV channel.
“I want to conclude my speech with the words of a true patriot, Ivan Aleksandrovich Ilyin: “If I consider Russia my homeland, then this means that I love in Russian, contemplate and think, sing and speak in Russian; that I believe in spiritual forces of the Russian people and accept its historical fate with my instinct and my will. Its spirit is my spirit; its fate is my destiny; its suffering is my grief; its flourishing is my joy,” the head of state said.