Russian member of parliament, Vyacheslav Nikonov, says Putin’s speech was the ‘central element’ of the UN assembly. Putin had such great ideas to resolve international problems that the U.S. needed something major to take away the spotlight.
“Putin’s speech was tough and concise. He formulated the basic principles of international relations without matching the United States and its allies. He offered concrete steps for resolving major international problems,” said Nikonov, a member of the Kremlin-backed United Russia political party and a grandson of Vyacheslav Molotov, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin’s foreign minister.
“This means that they had to interrupt Putin’s speech with something very serious,” he added.
Putin’s idea for an improved world is basically let dictators rule. Everybody knows better than to interrupt a dictator’s speech.
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