Press review: Trump terrifies Western elites and Alibaba eyes partnership with SberbankPress Review January 18, 13:00
Kremlin knows nothing about Snowden’s intentionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 12:50
Russian lawmaker: McCain confirms US recognizes Russia’s growing world roleRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 12:42
Kremlin: Issue on Crimea status not matter of discussion for MoscowRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 12:31
Russia views Austria’s OSCE chairmanship program as pragmaticRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 12:16
New movie marks return of Russian cinema to India’s silver screens after 25-year hiatusSociety & Culture January 18, 12:09
Senator says Russia should not abide by ECHR ruling on adoption ban for USRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 12:00
Stunning Miss Universe 2017 candidatesSociety & Culture January 18, 11:46
Chinese Foreign Ministry: Beijing ready to boost cooperation with MoscowWorld January 18, 11:11
MOSCOW, April 25 (Itar-Tass) – Russia’s negative image abroad is a stereotype imposed on the world public, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during the traditional Q & A session with Russian citizens on Thursday.
“Why does the world dislike Russia? I do not think that we are unloved or considered to be ignorant. The whole world recognizes Russia’s cultural achievements. It is impossible to imagine the world culture without Russian culture, without our music and literature. It’s a shame not to know about that,” Putin said.
"I have heard that many times from various people. It became particularly clear when we were bidding for the right to host the Olympic Games,” Putin went on to say. He added that at that period of time many people, who were absolutely independent, had told him that they would support this country because they needed an independent and self-sufficient Russia. “Naturally, it’s exactly these qualities that we are going to strengthen,” Putin emphasized.