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Society needs protection against extremism in times of colored revolutions - Putin

Published time: March 27, 2014 13:50
Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) chairs a meeting with members of the Federation Council at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, March 27, 2014 (AFP Photo / Alexey Nikolsky)

Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) chairs a meeting with members of the Federation Council at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, March 27, 2014 (AFP Photo / Alexey Nikolsky)

The Russian President has urged leading senators to thoroughly study the events in Ukraine as well as other recent ‘color revolutions’ in order to protect the people from radicals and terrorists.

We should doubtlessly conduct such analysis in order to protect our citizens from the arbitrary actions of various ultras, terrorist elements and people with extremist views,” Vladimir Putin said at the Thursday meeting with the leading members of the Upper House of Parliament.

The president, however, told the politicians that they should be extremely cautious when doing this. “We should not fall into any sort of euphoria and create the environment that would not be acceptable for the civil society and for protection of the citizens’ rights. The citizens must always understand that they have a set of lawful means and methods with which they could issue claims against the authorities, including rallies, meetings and marches,” Vladimir Putin said.

No one should claim to be able to go beyond this framework, everyone should resort only to peaceful methods so that the authorities stop creating greenhouse conditions for themselves and hide behind the constantly enlarging repressive function,” he added.

We must react to the events in the protest movement and information sphere but I call upon you not to use this occasion and make a lot of decisions that would significantly limit the civil freedom and the citizens’ right for expression,” the president said.

Putin’s statement was a reply to a suggestion by Senator Andrey Klishas to amend Russian law on rallies, and introduce criminal responsibility for violating it. The senator used the crisis in Ukraine where anti-government rallies turned violent and people were killed to justify his proposal.

At the same meeting the president asked the senators to speed up the work on bills on the accession of the Crimean Republic into the Russian Federation. He also asked Upper House MPs to accept senators from the two new federation subjects – Crimea and Sevastopol – into the Chamber Council of the Federation Council – the forum for important issues of regional and ethnic policies in the country.

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Jj 07.08.2014 00:47

Leon Redbone 03.04.2014 05:50

I sympathize with him. He has a birthing country on his hands surrounded by maniac countries. He is NOT stupid. He has made some good deals. He also has a country with so much corruption in it's blood that he has to keep everyone happy while trying to let good occur at the same time. He has changed alot. he shows more heart, but any trained eye can see he has killed before with his bare hands. It doesnt matter though.he's taking care of business as usual.

  

P retty much my impressions about Putin. I think US fu cks with wrong Mexican....

 

Jj 07.08.2014 00:44

Sergei Passioura 30.06.2014 22:21

human rights observers estimate, though exact numbers are hard to come by

  

Human rights observers estimate based on what? Who are those observers? you mean like members of Svoboda?:) one thing is surprising - you should give some good estimate, it's not difficult to estimate numbers from altered reality. Just guess something - maybe 876 activists and 86 journalists?

 

Sergei Passioura 30.06.2014 22:21

The week of her husband's disappearance, the insurgents came to the police station where her husband worked and delivered an ultimatum: work with us or else. Most didn’t wait that long, pledging their allegiance right then and there. Tanya’s husband disappeared.In the course of this conflict, pro-Russian militants have kidnapped hundreds of activists, journalists, police and civilians In the course of this conflict, pro-Russian militants have kidnapped hundreds of activists,journalist s, police and civilians, human rights observers estimate, though exact numbers are hard to come by

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