Anyway – no slogans with Mr. Putin’s name mentioned occurs during the 1:st of May in Ekaterinburg – according to e1 : “… this year, there were no red banners with ‘Peace! Work! Putin!’ on, which was among the most prominent last year. “
Another indication that Mr. Putin is approaching orthodoxy? Which sometimes seems to be the case.
Putin in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow , Saturday night
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in a recently published interview for the swedish daily “Dagens Nyheter” :
“- If the West’s approach to human rights develops into plain promiscuity, they disregard the fact that it is contrary to the fundamental basics of our culture, which is based on orthodox religion – Christianity.”
And when Putin made critical remarks against Lenin in January this year, he, according to yoki.ru , added an explanation :
“I was, like millions of other Soviet citizens, member of CPSU. I was not the only member of the Communist Party, but also worked in the KGB. I can recall that in Soviet times when someone was expelled from the Communist Party he also was dismissed by KGB. I say quite honestly that I was not just a formal member of the Communist party, and I was not an idealistic Communist (unlike many officials I was a regular member of the Communist party), but my approach to it was very cautious. I have never thrown away the party membership card, I never burned it, it is still there in my home “
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