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Russia civil society must rally – head of Chechnya

January 16, 2012, 22:54 UTC+3

In Kadyrov’s opinion, it is necessary to hold rallies “for” and not “against”. “We don’t want revolutions. They are no use,” he said

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GROZNY, January 16 (Itar-Tass) —— Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov holds that civil society in Russia must rally to oppose those who are aggravating the situation in the country.

In Kadyrov’s opinion, it is necessary to hold rallies “for” and not “against”. “We don’t want revolutions. They are no use. They only cause harm, disarray and bloodshed, leading to hardships and troubles for the people,” he said. In this connection the head of Chechnya noted that he agrees “one-hundred percent” with the opinion of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin who in the program article published by the newspaper Izvestia pointed out Russia’s perpetual ailment – “the striving of part of its elites for a breakthrough, for a revolution rather than consistent development.” “Putin and Medvedev have been ensuring precisely this consistent development over the past decade. Those who don’t like this cannot be described as Russia’s patriots,” Kadyrov said.

Noting the strengthening of Russia’s positions on the world arena, he said that precisely this is the reason for the intensification of certain forces that try to “halt the development of our country, to restrain it in any way.” “Our common task today is to preserve the status that Russia has in the world community by right. We must consolidate our positions so as to influence global geopolitical decisions,” Kadyrov said, believing that this can be achieved “only by common efforts; only a strong society can create a strong state.” “We need a strong and stable country, active civil society and the national leader who will be able to preserve Russia’s status as one of the world powers,” he said.

Appraising Putin’s article on the whole, Kadyrov said it reflects the policy “wise in its firmness.”

He believes that the premier’s article reflects experience, insight and civil courage of Putin who “has first-hand knowledge of what it is like to take the country out of an abyss.”


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