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HELSINKI, September 26 (Itar-Tass) —— The changes in Russia’s leadership will not become a problem for Finland, the country’s Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen said commenting on results of the United Russia Party’s Congress.
“Both current president Dmitry Medvedev and future presidential candidate Vladimir Putin are good partners of our country,” he stressed.
Answering a question, whether Russia is a democracy, Katainen said that “Russia is a democracy from the point of view that it has elections and democratic institutions.” He referred to Medvedev’s recent statement that the Russian Federation needs modern party structure and strong judicial power.
It is important for Russia, Katained continued, to “develop democratic and civil freedoms, and to have party establishment.”
“Russia’s own estimation of democracy are in line with this direction,” he added.