Putin says US riots show deep crisis in the country

Putin says US riots show deep crisis in the country
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The riots in the United States show deep internal crises in this country, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with "Moscow. Kremlin. Putin" posted on Instagram page of the program’s host Pavel Zarubin on Sunday, APA reports citing TASS.

"What has happened [in the US] is the manifestation of some deep domestic crises," the head of state said, noting that this crisis had been observed for a long time since US President Donald Trump assumed office. "When he won, and his victory was absolutely obvious and democratic, the defeated party invented all sort of bogus stories just to call into question his legitimacy," Putin explained.

The Russian leader noted that he usually tries to "comment carefully or not to comment at all what is happening in other countries."

Putin also said that the key problem of the US political system is the fact that parties place their interests above those of people.

"It seems to me that the problem is that group party interests in this case are placed above the interests of the entire society and the interests of people," the Russian leader said commenting on the events in the United States.

According to Putin, regardless of the cost and losses, Russia’s authorities have been working on combating the coronavirus rather rhythmically and are confidently ironing out the crisis with minimum losses. "This is not so in the US, including the management system," the president said. He noted that in Russia the expanded government represented by the cabinet and gubernatorial corps work as a single team.

"I doubt that someone here, in the government or in the region could say: "We won’t do what the government or the president says. We believe this is inadvisable. <...> Back off," the president said.

Putin stressed that of course democracy is the power of people but "if people choose supreme bodies of power, then these supreme bodies of power vested with people’s trust have the right to organize the work of executive power bodies in order to guarantee the interests of the overwhelming majority of citizens in the country.".

The interview was recorded in the Kremlin during the conversation with the journalist, not in the format of a video conference.

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