MOSCOW, March 5 (Itar-Tass) — Russia’s presidential candidate Vladimir Putin, who won the majority of the vote at the election on March 4, will continue a dialogue with the opposition and is ready to listen to their constructive suggestions.
“Putin has never ruled out a dialogue with the opposition from his daily work, and I do not doubt it would continue,” Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday. At the same time, he stressed that the prime minister “chooses by himself who has an access to him.”
“As for the opposition, this or that, I am repeating that he /Putin/ has never ruled out an opportunity of any dialogue with anyone,” he said. “Putin has been and remains to be an absolute pragmatic, both in politics and in any other spheres.”
Peskov added that if the opposition suggests some constructive position which would be beneficial for common interests, “he would be ready for a dialogue with whomever.”