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81 Powerful Quotes by Vladimir Putin

Top Vladimir Putin Quotes

Vladimir Putin is the President of Russia since 2012. He has served as the president of Russia in 2000 and 2008 also. He has also been twice the Prime Minister of Russia form 1999 to 2000 and once more from 2008 to 2012. Below are some of the remarkable quotes by Vladimir Putin.

  1. “If you aspire to be a leader of your own country, you must speak your own language, for God’s sake.” – Vladimir Putin
  2. “Everything must be organized in the most rational way. The state won’t accept excessive prices.” – Vladimir Putin
  3. “Spying has always gone on since ancient times.” – Vladimir Putin
  4. “These are Russian citizens, and they have no other motherland” – Vladimir Putin
  5. “My personal position is that society must keep children safe.” – Vladimir Putin
  6. “We consider that holding an international conference this year would give a new impulse to the normalization of the situation” – Vladimir Putin
  7. “It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation.” – Vladimir Putin
  8. “Hitler wanted to destroy Russia- everyone needs to remember how that ended…” – Vladimir Putin
  9. “Sometimes it is necessary to be lonely in order to prove that you are right.” – Vladimir Putin
  10. “The Russian army is polite, but menacing. Impossible to defeat her.” – Vladimir Putin
  11. “I have a private life in which I do not permit interference. It must be respected.” – Vladimir Putin
  12. “There is a long-felt need to confer legal status onto the activity of Cossack units … Today, the Cossack movement is reviving.” – Vladimir Putin
  13. “We discussed this very important issue yesterday over a beer.” – Vladimir Putin
  14. “Political activities in Russia should be as transparent as possible. Financing political activities from abroad is something the state should keep an eye on” – Vladimir Putin
  15. “There are various ways to control the situation; we will undertake all steps necessary to settle all these problems and issues, not aggravate them.” – Vladimir Putin
  16. “Whoever does not miss the Soviet Union has no heart. Whoever wants it back has no brain.” – Vladimir Putin
  17. “Trade has grown at a record high rate every year, … Dutch capital investment in the Russian economy in the last five years has increased 20-fold… This is an absolute record.” – Vladimir Putin
  18. “If the current tendency prevails, the survival of the nation will be under threat” – Vladimir Putin
  19. “Very interested in expanding the number of participants who will take part in laying the new gas pipeline in Europe.” – Vladimir Putin
  20. “Russia needs a strong state power and must have it. But I am not calling for totalitarianism.” – Vladimir Putin
  21. “They have shown that no one can scare them” – Vladimir Putin
  22. “As I told you from the beginning that main efforts must be concentrated within the government.” – Vladimir Putin
  23. “Crimea as scared to Russia as Temple Mount to Islam and Judaism” – Vladimir Putin
  24. “History proves that all dictatorships, all authoritarian forms of government are transient. Only democratic systems are not transient. Whatever the shortcomings, mankind has not devised anything superior.” – Vladimir Putin
  25. “The US would have found ways to crub Russia’s growth even without the Crimea pretext.” – Vladimir Putin
  26. “I hope our meeting will heighten your interest in the Russian economy” – Vladimir Putin
  27. “Being isolationist or xenophobic is weak. We are strong and believe in ourselves…” – Vladimir Putin
  28. “We understand it pretty well that there is still a lot of work ahead to remove all factors that produce instability” – Vladimir Putin
  29. “There are both things in international law: the principle of territorial integrity and right to self-determination.” – Vladimir Putin
  30. “Sanctions are unpleasant, but mostly for those who introduce them.” – Vladimir Putin
  31. “Russia is a part of European culture. Therefore, it is with difficulty that I imagine NATO as an enemy.” – Vladimir Putin
  32. “I propose a full amnesty for capital return in to Russia. Let’s do it once but right.” – Vladimir Putin
  33. “We’re no longer in the Cold War. Eavesdropping on friends is unacceptable.” – Vladimir Putin
  34. “Effective work can only be developed at the federal level through joint activity between the government and the administration,” – Vladimir Putin
  35. “Sometimes it’s unclear whether to speak to a country’s government or their US patrons” – Vladimir Putin
  36. “Anyone who doesn’t regret the passing of the Soviet Union has no heart. Anyone who wants it restored has no brains.” – Vladimir Putin
  37. “In 2004, [bilateral] trade stood at $16.6 billion, … This year we can realistically reach $25 billion.” – Vladimir Putin
  38. “True sovereignty is an absolute necessity for Russia’s existence.” – Vladimir Putin
  39. “With these heroic events began the spiritual rebirth of the fatherland, the formation of a power great and sovereign” – Vladimir Putin
  40. “Nobody and nothing will stop Russia on the road to strengthening democracy and ensuring human rights and freedoms.” – Vladimir Putin
  41. “It is bad that such bandit raids are still possible here (in Russia), … It’s a great tragedy that we are sustaining losses among law enforcement officers and peaceful civilians.” – Vladimir Putin
  42. “Those who fight corruption should be clean themselves.” – Vladimir Putin
  43. “Let us resolve the internal political problems of Russia ourselves” – Vladimir Putin
  44. “The centuries-old history and culture of India, majestic architectural monuments and museums of Delhi, Agra and Mumbai have a unique attractive force.” – Vladimir Putin
  45. “We will not allow the past to drag us down and stop us from moving ahead. We understand where we should move.” – Vladimir Putin
  46. “The economic ties have been recently developing as never before” – Vladimir Putin
  47. “If there is no money, what can you do? You can’t go to a store, you can’t buy anything, either a cannon, or a missile, or a medicine.” – Vladimir Putin
  48. “They wanted to disintegrate Russia like they did with Yugoslavia. The failed. We topped them” – Vladimir Putin
  49. “It’s extremely dangerous trying to resolve political problems outside the framework of the law.” – Vladimir Putin
  50. “The participants expressed anxiety about the problems the Defense Ministry had been meeting in realizing its plans for future development.” – Vladimir Putin
  51. “There is no one to talk to since Mahatma Gandhi died.” – Vladimir Putin
  52. “Russia will not soon become, if it ever becomes, a second copy of the United States or England – where liberal value have deep historic roots.” – Vladimir Putin
  53. “I bow my head to the victims of terrorism.” – Vladimir Putin
  54. “The fact that the union of different nationalities and denominations resulted from the liberation, this is particularly symbolic and important for our multinational country, … As long as we feel this unity inside us, Russia will be invincible.” – Vladimir Putin
  55. “Why should we talk to people who are child-killers? No one has a moral right to tell us to talk to child-killers.” – Vladimir Putin
  56. “It was a terrible event (that) is of course a sign of a much broader problem called international terrorism” – Vladimir Putin
  57. “You must obey the law, always, not only when they grab you by your special place.” – Vladimir Putin
  58. “Let us do it again.” – Vladimir Putin
  59. “Everything will probably never be Ok. But we have to try for it.” – Vladimir Putin
  60. “They began in a criminal way to take over our economy, not just on the borders but in the depths of Russia.” – Vladimir Putin
  61. “Russia doesn’t negotiate with terrorists. It destroys them.” – Vladimir Putin
  62. “Well I also want to say something to that topic. I am astonished that our internal law-making is of such great interest to foreign governments.” – Vladimir Putin
  63. “No one should pin their hopes on a miracle.” – Vladimir Putin
  64. “Sometimes it seems to me that certain European leaders want to be more Muslim that the Prophet Mohammad” – Vladimir Putin
  65. “Our aims are absolutely clear: They are a high living standard in the country and a secure, free and comfortable life.” – Vladimir Putin
  66. “We don’t need a weakened government but a strong government that would take responsibility for the rights of the individual and care for the society as a whole.” – Vladimir Putin
  67. “The philosophy of FIFA is to expand world soccer space, to spread out the world football space.” – Vladimir Putin
  68. “America’s development began with a large-scale ethnic cleansing, unprecedented in human history.” – Vladimir Putin
  69. “Any attention to them (terrorists) on the part of the media, any double-standard interpretation of their motives and results of their activity means nothing but a political and administrative support of terrorist acts” – Vladimir Putin
  70. “The demise of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century.” – Vladimir Putin
  71. “Whatever the length and tediousness of the search for new forms of work within the CIS, we mustn’t put up obstacles to work in the areas where tangible achievements have already been reached.” – Vladimir Putin
  72. “There is no such thing as a former KGB man.” – Vladimir Putin
  73. “Russia needs a strong state power and must have it. But I am not calling for totalitarianism.” – Vladimir Putin
  74. “The democratic choice Russian people made in the early 90s is final.” – Vladimir Putin
  75. “A country in which the people are not healthy physically and psychologically, are poorly educated and illiterate, will never rise to the peaks of world civilization.” – Vladimir Putin
  76. “We shall fight against them, throw them in prisons and destroy them.” – Vladimir Putin
  77. “Russia will not soon become, if it ever becomes, a second copy of the United States or England – where liberal values have deep historic roots.” – Vladimir Putin
  78. “I think the international community should unite to fight such inhuman phenomena as terror attacks and the murder of totally innocent people.” – Vladimir Putin
  79. “Protest actions and propaganda are two slightly different things.” – Vladimir Putin
  80. “To pay more is the easy way. In fact, the solution possibilities to the problem are many.” – Vladimir Putin
  81. “The transfer of power is always a test of the constitutional system, a test of its strength.” – Vladimir Putin

Exceeding were some of the popular quotes by Vladimir Putin, if you have more quotes by Vladimir Putin do feel free to share them with us through your comments.

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