MOSCOW, October 27. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has pointed to the crisis of the American-style neoliberal model of the world order. The US has nothing to offer the world but the preservation of its dominance, the president told a plenary session of the Valdai International Discussion Club on Thursday.
"I just know this firsthand: people celebrate Christian holidays, Islamic holidays, Buddhist holidays, and Jewish holidays together - doing this with pleasure, congratulating each other and being happy for each other. But not here. Why not? Well, why not discuss it at least. It's amazing. All of this, without exaggeration, is not a systemic, but rather a doctrinal crisis of the neoliberal model of the American-style world order, they have no ideas for progress, they simply have nothing to offer the world, except to maintain their dominance," Putin said.
The president is convinced that "real democracy in a multipolar world first of all presupposes the possibility for any nation, any society and any civilization to choose their own way, their own socio-political system". "If the United States, the European Union countries have this right, then the Asian countries, the Islamic states, the monarchies of the Persian Gulf, the states of other continents certainly have it as well," Putin noted.
"Of course our country, Russia also has this right, and no one will ever be able to dictate to our people what kind of society and on what principles we should build," he said.