Russian President Vladimir Putin said that long been accustomed to criticism and considers it inevitable.
On the question of Paul Zarubin, author of the film “Russia. The Kremlin. Putin” on TV channel “Russia 1”, it does not hurt you to hear him sometimes rabid criticism, the President said, “No, I’ve got used to it”.
According to Putin, the criticism — “it’s inevitable”. “These are the laws of development of any society, there are always people who think differently than you”, he added.
the Russian leader also expressed confidence that the protection of national interests of the country involves finding compromises that are acceptable to partners. Putin recalled that to protect the country’s interests and Russian citizens is part of his job. “I have always believed, and believe,” — said Putin.
the Head of state admitted that in a certain period of its development Russia “did not dare to assert its national interests” and started doing it since the beginning of 2000-ies.
the Film “Russia. The Kremlin. Putin” will be broadcast on the TV channel “Russia 1” 21 June at 22:00.