Russian President Vladimir Putin during a media forum BIP “Truth and justice” answered the journalists ‘ question about what he would like to change in the country’s history. His words on Friday, March 2, the correspondent “”.
“The collapse of the Soviet Union”, â€” said the head of state.
In a 2005 address to the Federal Assembly Putin described the collapse of the Soviet Union as the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the last century. Tens of millions of compatriots found themselves outside of the country, for the Russian people, became a real drama, he explained.
12 years later, in an interview with the American Director Oliver stone Putin once again explained his point of view, because “frequently hears criticism” about it. The Russian President noted that citizens of the USSR lived within a single country, they had family ties, a job, an apartment, they were equal, but one second turned out to be abroad. “But in the country there is first signs, and then full-scale civil war. And, of course, I’ve seen it all perfect, especially when you became the Director of the Federal security service”, â€” said Putin.
“At the same time, we had completely destroyed the social security system was completely shut down entire sectors of the economy, virtually destroyed the health care system, in poor as was the army, millions of people were below the poverty line. About it is also impossible to forget” â€” said Putin.
According to the poll conducted by “Levada Center” in November 2016, every second Russian (51%) stated that the collapse of the Soviet Union could have been avoided. More than half of respondents (56 percent) said sorry about what happened.
The agreement on the dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and the creation of Union of Independent States signed on 8 December 1991 leaders of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus in Belovezhskaya Pushcha.More important news Telegram-channel “Tape days”. Signed!