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Medvedev sees no reasons for revolutions in Russia

January 25, 2012, 19:00 UTC+3
“I would hate to see events follow a revolutionary or other extreme scenario,” he said
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MOSCOW, January 25 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said that he sees no reasons for revolutions in the country.

“I would hate to see events follow a revolutionary or other extreme scenario,” he said.

“But, honesty speaking, I do not see sufficient reasons for that either,” Medvedev told a student audience at the journalism department of the Moscow State University.

Medvedev said that he has a calmer attitude to the current political situation by virtue of his life experience. He recalled the turbulent events of 1989, 1991, and 1993.

“Today there is some unrest, too, and, probably, in that sense I cannot be very much pleased with what I have accomplished over the past four years,” Medvedev said. “But I am certain that our country needs no more revolutions.”

Medvedev said that he by no means disclaimed responsibility for what was going on in the country.

“Any person who is elected president must be prepared for everything,” he said. “Once a person has made such a decision, he must be aware that the future of millions of people depend on him.”

Asked whether Medvedev was prepared to face a people’s court right away, Medvedev replied: “I am not afraid of anything. Otherwise I would be unable to work as the president.”

“If you want to have a clear answer to the question, I can say, yes, I am prepared to die for my ideals – for the Constitution, for the family and for children,” Medvedev said.



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