Well-known Russian and foreign experts comment on the message of President Vladimir Putin to the Federal Assembly specifically for the Voice of Russia.
On Constitution Day, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the Federal Assembly. The message was for the president the ninth in his entire career as the head of state and the first since his election for a new term.
Commenting on the President’s message, Spain’s political analyst Manel Parra said that Vladimir Putin is absolutely right that the world is entering an era of dramatic changes.
“First of all, we are talking about growing globalization, as well as a change in the main players in the international arena. New poles are being formed, countries of the East and Latin America are beginning to play a more prominent role, new trade and economic centers are emerging. A multipolar world requires a more balanced external and domestic policy, however, this is the best alternative to the order that we knew not so long ago, when there was actually only one pole, which was made possible thanks to the efforts of many parties, including Russia, Europe, China and other countries. “Words will not allow situations in the future, such as, for example, the lawlessness that was created in Yugoslavia,” said Parra.
The Head of State paid special attention in the Address to the Federal Assembly to social issues and the problem of corruption in the country. The problem of bribery, according to Vladimir Putin, must be eradicated at all levels. The president of the State Duma Committee on Security and Anti-Corruption Irina Yarovaya commented on the president’s words.
“The position of Vladimir Putin clearly confirms that counteracting corruption and efforts to ensure that the civil service is an honor, not a means of illegal behavior is not a company or one-day actions. This is a consistent policy,” she said.
"We support the position of the head of state and believe that those who make decisions for themselves to be in the civil service can not have any foreign accounts. This is a measure of public control and anti-corruption. I think the position of the president will have a positive effect both in terms of economic advantages , and from the point of view of morality ", - noted Yarovaya.
The words of the President on the fight against corruption were also commented by the observer of the Czech Radio Jan Petranek.
“Putin, like Vaclav Havel, once showed a promising vision for the future of his country. At the same time, he did not hide the most difficult problems that the government, parliament, and regional authorities called for. He clearly outlined a plan to fight corruption. He said that it was necessary to get rid of capital to offshore. He called for the Russian economy to be turned offshore. Not everyone understands the word "offshore" even in Europe. Putin showed himself as a pragmatist president. This conclusion will undoubtedly be made by leading politicians in Europe. I am convinced they will be enthusiastic about this program, "said Petranek.
Russia is ready for serious changes, says Polish political analyst Adam Bobryk.
"A significant moment in the speech of the Russian president is references to Solzhenitsyn. This is a signal of the changes taking place in today's Russia. Putin defined tasks for Russia whose solution is necessary for development in the economic and social sphere, and also stressed that the future is not only in development technology, but also to change the leadership style. The President stressed the importance of further developing democracy, strengthening the powers of political parties. This is undoubtedly an important stage in the political life of Russia, "he said.
The political scientist also noted the statement of the head of the Russian Federation on the methods of leadership.
“I think the theses on leadership style, its openness, control from the media are a very important signal for the development of Russian statehood in the coming years,” said Adam Bobryk.
However, according to the deputy director general of the Center for Political Situation, Alexander Shatilov, a development strategy has not yet been formed.
“The current presidential message was a kind of prelude to the development of a country's development strategy. To begin with, it was considered expedient to drop some ideas, test them in public opinion and look at the reaction of various sectors of society. Therefore, there was no strict regulatory compulsory nomination of strategic positions. Rather targeted moderately conservative theses. The development strategy is still under discussion, "said Shatilov.
Elimination of corruption will have a positive effect on business relations between Japan and Russia, the ex-chief of the Moscow bureau of Japanese television ASAHI Tanaka Ryosuke is sure:
"The business culture that was built on the basis of corruption is too difficult to understand; it is difficult to adapt to this."
“I welcome and support Putin’s anti-corruption initiative, because it will allow Russian-Japanese business to reach the level of international standard,” the journalist said.
According to the Japanese journalist Ijima Kazdutaka, the potential areas for cooperation between Japan and Russia are high technology and energy saving, as well as the automotive sector.
"The automotive sector will be the engine for the restoration and development of interaction between Russia and Japan," said Kazdutaka.
Professor Hans-Henning Schroeder of the German Institute for International Politics and Security commented on the thesis that Russia will continue to defend its opinion on the need for collective decision-making on all the problems of the modern world.
In an exclusive interview with Golos Rossii, Dr. Schroeder noted that "this is not a new position of Russia, it has existed for many years. It has been voiced by Lavrov, Medvedev and Putin himself until the 2008 year. At the same time, it was stressed that the UN and international law are the ultimate authority for resolving conflicts. I think this will be taken as a confirmation of Russia's fundamental position, which will be taken into account. "
The ideas outlined in the President’s Address by the doctor of sociology, Director of the Department of Sociology of the University of Oviedo, Rodolfo Gutierrez Palacios, appreciated positively.
"Very good for the world newsbecause Russia, becoming a noticeable "player" at the international level, and every day more and more weighty, will gain even more weight if it is committed to the principles it proclaimed. If her actions are predictable and will meet the logic of the "game" by democratic rules, "he said.
Commented on the ideas of the Russian leader as the president of the Institute of Higher School of Geopolitics, the director of the Italian journal "Geopolitics" Tiberio Graziani.
"The context presented by Putin is correct, because it is based on political realism. Over the past 12 years, Russia has been able to position itself differently on the international stage. It has become open to changes in the 21 century. I am not surprised that Putin used the term" shocks "because these Major changes are already taking place today. There are large international geopolitical organizations, such as the organization of the Brix countries, which have great political and economic weight. From this there will be big changes as we deal with heavily populated countries, with great demographic growth. For some aspects, Russia can be included in recent years, "said the expert.
Serbian political analyst Gostimir Popovic expressed his opinion on the words of the president to the Voice of Russia.
“Putin’s statement is very important for our region, it’s a positive signal that Russia will not allow any further unauthorized behavior of those who consider themselves to be world forces. However, it’s not just Southeast Europe, but the whole world. Now Several hotbeds of conflict created by the US and NATO are both the Middle East and North Africa. South America can be a crisis region. Russia’s increased geopolitical activity is necessary for problems to be solved in accordance with democratic principles, in accordance with the will of the people yes, and not someone's imposed will, "said Popovich.
Putin’s words about the Arab world to the Voice of Russia were commented by Iraqi journalist and political scientist Faleh al-Hamrani.
"Putin’s words about the multipolarity of the modern world are very important for Arab countries. Relations between countries should be based on integration, not on competition or the use of aggression. Putin’s appeal is on the path of those goals and aspirations that stand in Arab countries. democracy - that the people themselves must determine their own path. Putin’s words about the impossibility of separatism are also very constructive. Only mutual assistance can be in the interests of all nations and cultures, "said al-Hamrani.
In turn, Palestinian political analyst Abdullah Isa expressed confidence that Russia is one of the few countries where you can live in peace, despite differences in nationalities and even religious beliefs.
“The fact that such issues are raised at the presidential level is very valuable. In the Arab world, unfortunately, there is still no peace. Of course, a split policy is beneficial to someone,” he said.
President of the Turkish AGS Group, Ali Galip Savashyr, expressed confidence that Putin will provide Russia with a breakthrough both in the economy and in all other areas
"Only hoping for sales of iron, oil, gas, precious stones cannot ensure the long-term development of the economy. Of course, Putin and the Russian government are aware of this and will take the necessary measures. In the coming period, Russia intends to actively diversify its economy," he said.
A similar opinion was expressed by Hakky Karaberklu, Counselor for Trade at the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Moscow. According to him, in energy technologies, as well as in the defense industry, Russia is actually the first in the world, but this is not enough for the further development of the country.
"Russia should start to establish the production of such goods, which would be demanded by consumers with a growing standard of living. All over the world this is done through international cooperation. Today, Turkish firms that have opened production in Russia are already exporting their products, including to Turkey," - he said.
In an exclusive interview with the Voice of Russia, Hakky Karaberklu stressed that there are a large number of Turkish companies that want to invest in Russia.
“And how quickly Russia will be able to ensure a smooth entry of investors into its market, and how quickly an investor will be able to start reaping the benefits from their investments - this will be the best way to achieve the tasks that Putin defined,” the Turkish expert said.
Separately, Vladimir Putin noted the existing migration issues. In his opinion, it is necessary to toughen the punishment for illegal migration. And this is how Dmitry Vyatkin, deputy chairman of the State Duma for constitutional legislation and state-building, commented on these words to the Voice of Russia.
"The Russian Federation is interested that highly qualified specialists should come as the migrant workers, as the people who claim Russian citizenship, the best. And so that the integration processes that have taken place in the countries of the Customs Union really demonstrate that our association is very beneficial for citizens these states ", - said Vyatkin
According to him, then it will be easier to deal with illegal migration. For the Allied countries, preferential conditions for relocation should be worked out, says Dmitry Vyatkin.
Putin’s words that the citizens of the CIS will be banned from entering Russia by internal passports of their countries by 2015, were also commented by Vladimir Kornilov, director of the Ukrainian branch of the Institute of CIS countries.
"The problem of illegal migration is in Russia, the authorities, of course, must control migration flows. It is noteworthy that this provision is not introduced for members of the Customs Union, but, on the contrary, movement is facilitated. Therefore, I hope Ukraine will not toughen the toughening, as by 2015 she will become a member of the Customs Union, "he said.
In turn, the Vice-Rector of the Russian Economic University. Plekhanov Sergey Markov, commenting on the President’s message, expressed the opinion that Vladimir Putin began to move away from the bare pragmatism that ruled in his zero years, but from which the country was tired.
“The country demands an approach based on values and ideals. And Putin said bluntly:“ We must revive morality, move away from going wild egoism. ”The President understands that the country needs some kind of national ideology, and he outlined its common contours,” Markov said.
Sergei Mikheev, director of the political conjuncture, also drew attention to the president’s words on the issue of morality.
“Finally, from the lips of the highest person in the state, we heard about the problem of morality and spirituality. The President understands a simple truth: doing only money, it is impossible to solve existing problems, and much including safety depends on the moral climate in society. the best laws can be used to regulate the banking system, rebuild financial mechanisms, but if wolf laws reign in society and everyone is guided by extreme egoism, no formal laws will help. moral goal setting. It was one of Russia's biggest problems after the 1991 year, when we said that we don’t need any ideas and ideologies at all, and it turned out, as Putin said, they splashed out the child along with the water. and became the cause of so many of our problems. The President is right: people should remember about the public good, "said Mikheyev.